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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $124,467 from the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Fairmont Morgantown Housing Authority. This funding will provide support to individuals in Monongalia, Marion, Preston, Taylor, Harrison, and Wetzel counties who have been victims of housing discrimination.“There is no room in West Virginia for... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $221,692 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will be used to support a study entitled “Assessing the Impact of Opioid Prescription Duration Limits,” and will help further WVU’s understanding on factors contributing to the opioid crisis.“As we continue to... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) last week introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on Americans to buy products made in the United States whenever possible in order to support American jobs and manufacturing, and help build up our nation’s supply chain. In addition to a bipartisan group of senators, the resolution is supported by the Coalition for a Prosperous America and the Alliance for American Manufacturing“Now more than ever, it is... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $99,999 for Shepherd University through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support bringing fiber optic connectivity to Shepherd University’s campus, and improve overall access to internet for students, staff, and faculty.“NSF continues to be a steadfast partner to West Virginia, and I am very encouraged... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,265,496 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs through the North Central West Virginia Community Action Agency.“Head Start programs across West Virginia are dedicated to the children of our state and preparing them for the future. It is great to see this funding coming into North... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) yesterday introduced legislation that would increase tree planting and reduce residential energy bills across the United States. The Tackling Residential Energy burdens Efficiently Act, or the TREE Act, creates a cost-share grant program at the Department of Energy to provide funding to plant a minimum of 300,000 trees annually in residential neighborhoods that will reduce energy consumption and... Read More
  • To watch the interview, click here or the image above.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined FOX News Channel’s Ed Henry on America’s Newsroom to discuss police reform. During the interview, Senator Capito explained the importance of the Senate reaching an agreement soon to move the Republican police reform legislation onto the Senate floor for debate and amendments.On Wednesday, Senator Capito joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.),... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced legislation this week to authorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to work with other countries to strengthen pilot training standards and enable the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to further enhance worldwide aviation safety and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $26,851,044.60 for the Kanawha County Board of Education’s School Building Authority for relocation of the Clendenin Elementary School. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and will support the construction of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), yesterday participated in a press conference to introduce the JUSTICE Act, police reform legislation she co-sponsored with her colleagues Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and others.In addition to the press conference, Senator Capito spoke on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon to highlight the importance of the legislation. Click here to watch the speech.HIGHLIGHTS:WE MUST ACT: “If this... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the COVID-19 Dependent Care Flexible Spending Arrangement Rollover Act, which will prevent families from losing funds for child care services that go unused because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs) allow working parents to set aside pre-tax income to cover costs of child care, but the tax benefit does not roll over to the next calendar year if not used.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor where she discussed the JUSTICE Act, police reform legislation she co-sponsored. Senator Capito was selected to a small group of Republican senators that crafted this legislation—led by Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.).HIGHLIGHTS:ON DEFUNDING THE POLICE: “It is our job to hear these voices and to act. It does not mean defunding that police. It means improving the police and improving equal... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today voted in favor of the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation that supports deferred maintenance projects on federal lands and provides full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 73-25.“Preserving our public lands for future generations is critical for both the economy and environment,”... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee today released the below statement on her decision to vote against the nomination of Dr. Nancy Beck to serve as Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):“Dr. Nancy Beck’s record as it relates to PFAS chemicals, as well as her responses to my... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today with Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) announced the introduction of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The legislation provides long-term solutions focused on police reform, accountability and transparency, while also... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Co-Chairman of the Senate Broadband Caucus, applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to approve the application of West Virginia United Health Systems in Morgantown for a $780,899 grant to support telehealth services in West Virginia. This funding from the FCC will provide upgrades to West Virginia United... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $453,597 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to include high school students and to improve completion, retention, and enrollment of students in the program.“Blue Ridge Community & Technical College does a great job... Read More
  • WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $439,858 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CEFS) Program, which received funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This funding will be used to assist West Virginia and local governments in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) on Friday joined her colleague Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) in a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza urging the administration to ease paperwork requirements for small businesses seeking loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The letter, signed by 44 senators, specifically requests that the loan forgiveness... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) led a bipartisan group of 30 senators in calling for the expansion of access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic to be made permanent. Provisions from the CONNECT for Health Act that have allowed Medicare beneficiaries in all areas of the country to utilize telehealth services in their homes. More types of health care providers to provide telehealth were included in previous COVID-19 legislation but will expire... Read More