Press Releases

08.04.15

Three West Virginia Fire Departments to Receive FEMA Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $113,260 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire departments in Mineral, Hampshire and Cabell counties. The Assistance to Firefighters Grants will help these fire departments purchase equipment needed to keep their communities safe. "West Virginia's brave firefighters put their lives on the line in order to keep our families, homes and communities safe," said Senator … Continue Reading


08.04.15

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $3 Million for Head Start Programs in Fayette and Mineral Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced a total of $3,062,774 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Fayette and Mineral Counties. This funding will allow the Fayette County Child Development and Mineral County Board of Education to continue providing critical health, nutrition, education, and social services to loc… Continue Reading


08.04.15

Capito: Devastating Clean Power Grab Will Harm American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee's Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, spoke on the Senate floor today about the president's so-called "Clean Power Plan," which forces states like West Virginia away from affordable, reliable energy and will put countless Americans out of work. In May, Senator Capito introduced the ARENA Act to roll back the harmful "Clean Power Plan," and tomorrow the full E… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Capito: Misguided Carbon Mandates Will be Detrimental to West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding the president's final carbon mandates, which were unveiled today: "Time and time again, this administration has chosen to pick winners and losers within the nation's energy landscape, leaving states like West Virginia to bear the burden as more power plants and mines are forced to close, more jobs are lost and energy prices go up. The final rule announced today doubles down on the destruction… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Capito Highlights Senate’s Six-Year Transportation Bill in Nitro, W.Va.

NITRO, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito held a press conference at the UPS Terminal in Nitro today where she highlighted the Senate's passage of a six-year transportation funding bill, known as the DRIVE Act, which is needed to fix West Virginia's crumbling roads, bridges and highways, improve traveler safety and move goods throughout the state. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider this bill in September following the August recess. "Last Thursday, the Senate pas… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Capito Reacts to Alpha Natural Resources Bankruptcy Filing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy filing: "This news is very troubling for West Virginia and the thousands of families who will be impacted," said Senator Capito. "It's no surprise that Alpha points to federal policies as part of the reason for its bankruptcy filing, especially when the president is just hours away from announcing the most extreme anti-coal regulations to date. I … Continue Reading


08.03.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Capito Announces Markup of the ARENA Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, today announced the markup of the ARENA Act, an alternative to President Obama's "Clean Power Plan." The bill will be marked up in the EPW Committee on Wednesday, August 5, at 10:00 a.m. "This administration continues to pick winners and losers within the nation's energy landscape, and energy-producing states like West Virginia … Continue Reading


07.30.15

Bipartisan Energy Bill Passes out of Committee with Capito’s Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded passage of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. This broad, bipartisan bill was passed out of committee on an 18-4 vote. The final energy package included Senator Capito's legislation to modernize the approval process for new pipelines. "Implementing a commonsense energy policy is critically important to West Virginia and the country. I am pleased that the Ener… Continue Reading


07.30.15

Capito Applauds Senate Passage of Six Year Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of a bipartisan, six-year transportation funding bill, known as the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act: "After weeks of debate, I am proud that the Senate has come to a consensus on a bipartisan, six-year transportation funding bill that will deliver the certainty and flexibility states need to advance critical infrastructure pr… Continue Reading


07.29.15

Capito: America Does Not Have to Accept Bad Deal with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) spoke on the Senate floor today outlining her specific concerns with the Iran nuclear agreement, including the argument that we must accept this deal or go to war with Iran. Watch Senator Capito's floor speech here. Excerpts: "Mister President, I rise to express my deep concerns with the nuclear agreement negotiated between the United States, other world powers and Iran." … "I believe that this agreement is flawed in … Continue Reading


07.29.15

Capito & Reed Introduce Bipartisan Childhood Cancer STAR Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to help thousands of children who undergo cancer treatment each year, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) today introduced the Childhood Cancer STAR Act. This bipartisan legislation will advance pediatric cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments, while also improving childhood cancer surveillance and providing resources for survivors and those impacted by childhood cancer. "This bipartisan legislation will continue the a… Continue Reading


07.28.15

Capito Helps Introduce Legislation to Improve Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) to introduce the bipartisan Anna Westin Act to help combat eating disorders. As many as 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder, but only one in 10 people with an eating disorder receive treatment. The bill will use existing funds to create grant programs to train school personnel, primary care physicians, and mental healt… Continue Reading


07.28.15

Capito and Manchin Commend Reinstatement of Prescription Drug Take-Back Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a bipartisan push by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and eight of their colleagues, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has announced that it will reinstate Prescription Drug Take-Back Days, an initiative to encourage the responsible disposal of expired or unwanted prescription drugs. In May, the Senators sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for the reinstatement of this initiative after it was discontinued. In re… Continue Reading


07.28.15

Capito Statement on Century Aluminum Closure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding the announced closure of the Century Aluminum plant in Ravenswood, West Virginia: "The announcement that Century Aluminum will permanently close its Ravenswood aluminum smelter is a deep disappointment for Jackson County, Century retirees, and the federal, state and local officials who worked hard to reopen the facility. Following the closure, it is my hope that Century will fulfill the com… Continue Reading


07.27.15

Capito and Manchin Announce More than $1 Million for Fire Departments in Five West Virginia Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced more than $1 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire departments in five West Virginia counties. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Awards will help improve training, operations and fire safety in Fayette, Randolph, Raleigh, Wayne and Tucker Counties. "It is essential that our fire departments have the skills and training necessary to keep ou… Continue Reading


07.24.15

Capito Helps Senate Appropriations Committee Meet Major Milestone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, yesterday voted in favor of the FY2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill, which invests in programs to combat drug abuse, foster economic development and promote small business growth in West Virginia. This is the 12th and final appropriations bill to be approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee this year, marking the first time since 200… Continue Reading


07.23.15

Capito: DRIVE Act Needed to Advance Critical Highway Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) spoke on the Senate floor today in support of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, a six year highway bill that will increase federal transportation funding, further economic growth and give West Virginia the ability to finish critical projects and repair our crumbling roads, bridges and highways. The bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which Se… Continue Reading


07.22.15

Senate-House Letter: EPA’s Costly Power Plant Rule Needs Full Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, joined Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) and other members of the Senate and House to raise concerns regarding the extraordinary legal and economic aspects of the EPA's proposed 111(d) rule for … Continue Reading


07.22.15

Capito and Manchin Call for Action to Reduce Methadone-Related Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to curb overdose deaths related to opiate abuse, Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and six of their Senate colleagues called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine the use of methadone for pain, and to issue guidance to state Medicaid directors to remove methadone from preferred drug lists for pain management. "West Virginia has the nation's highest rate of overdose deaths, and because we are such a small s… Continue Reading


07.17.15

Capito, Manchin, Jenkins Get Commitment from VA Secretary McDonald to Reopen Greenbrier CBOC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.), spoke with United States Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald regarding the reopening of the Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Reopening the facility would save thousands of West Virginia veterans from driving several hours to seek treatment. "[The Greenbrier CBOC] was shut down, and we have to reopen it," Secretary Mc… Continue Reading

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