Press Releases

02.10.15

Capito Statement On Procter & Gamble’s Berkeley County Manufacturing Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding Procter & Gamble's announcement that it will build a $500 million manufacturing facility at the Tabler Station Business Park in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The project is reported to create more than 1,000 construction jobs and 700 permanent jobs. "This is tremendous news for the hard-working people of West Virginia who deserve the opportunity for a good job, especially in the Easte… Continue Reading


02.09.15

Capito Votes to Confirm Michael Botticelli as Director of National Drug Control Policy

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding her vote to confirm Michael Botticelli as Director of National Drug Control Policy: "As Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, Mr. Botticelli visited Huntington and Beckley last summer and witnessed first-hand drug addiction's devastation in West Virginia. "He met with local law enforcement officials, visited The Healing Place of Huntington and toured Cabell Huntington Hospi… Continue Reading


02.06.15

Capito Weekly Video Address to West Virginians, Feb. 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a weekly video address to West Virginians. Capito discusses her efforts to get Washington working for West Virginia again, her reaction to President Obama's proposed budget and her questioning of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. She also highlights her role in passing legislation that helps veterans with access to mental health care, and introducing a bill that fights back against the growing drug epidemic. Watch the v… Continue Reading


02.05.15

Capito, Donnelly: We Must Do More to Combat Heroin, Meth Trafficking Along U.S. Southwest Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) today introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to help combat heroin and methamphetamine trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Stop Drugs at the Border Act of 2015 aims to address increased drug trafficking, as seizures along the Southwest Border and heroin deaths are on the rise. Capito said, "Far too many West Virginia families have been devastated by heroin and methamphetamine addiction, and I ta… Continue Reading


02.05.15

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WV MetroNews: “Capito quizzes EPA chief about stream rule”

WV MetroNews: "Capito quizzes EPA chief about stream rule"By: Chris LawrenceWest Virginia MetroNewsWednesday, Feb. 4, 2015View full story online HERE.U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito raised questions Wednesday during a Congressional hearing about how far new rules proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency would go to extend authority for regulating the Clean Water Act.The EPA's proposed Waters of the United States rule would extend the agency's authority to essentially all bodies … Continue Reading


02.03.15

Capito Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in favor of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which helps veterans transition from active duty service and improves access to mental health care and suicide prevention resources. The bipartisan bill, which Sen. Capito co-sponsored, passed the Senate unanimously and heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. Sen. Capito issued the following statement regarding the bill's passage: "West… Continue Reading


02.02.15

Capito Statement on the President’s Budget

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement today regarding the President's proposed budget: "I'm disappointed by President Obama's budget. Rather than a budget that adds $8.5 trillion to the national debt, we need a budget that responsibly moves our country forward without saddling our children and grandchildren with mountains of debt. We need a budget that invests in job creation, harnesses our abundant energy resources, and doesn't make promis… Continue Reading


01.29.15

VIDEO: Capito Discusses LNG Exports During Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) delivered a statement in support of the LNG Permitting Certainly and Transparency Act (S. 33) during a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. This bill eliminates bureaucratic red tape and expedites liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications so that West Virginia, and other states with vast shale gas reserves, can benefit from the economic opportunities presented by the natural gas boom. Sen. Capito que… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Capito Statement on Passage of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement in response to the Senate's passage of a bipartisan bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: "My first act in the Senate was co-sponsoring this bipartisan bill to authorize Keystone XL's construction. I was proud to see it come to fruition today. Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will bring thousands of jobs and a big boost to America's economy. If President Obama is serious about … Continue Reading


01.28.15

Capito Announces Communications Director, Senior Staff

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced senior staff appointments for her U.S. Senate office, including the hiring of Ashley Berrang as Communications Director. "I'm very proud of the team we have put together. This extremely talented group is committed to serving West Virginians and taking on the challenges facing our state," said Capito. "The wealth of knowledge and experience each member of this team brings to the table will serve West Virginia well." … Continue Reading


01.21.15

Capito Named Chairman of Subcommittee Overseeing EPA Air Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, this week announced Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will serve as the chairman of the Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee. The subcommittee oversees EPA regulations established under the Clean Air Act, including rules to curb carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. "I am honored to welcome Senator Shelley Capito (R-WV) to serve as the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee… Continue Reading


01.19.15

Capito Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this evening released a video in response to President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address. Watch the video HERE.… Continue Reading


01.19.15

Capito to Chair Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today announced Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will serve as Chairman of the Legislative Branch subcommittee for the 114th Congress. Capito is the only freshman Senator to chair an Appropriations subcommittee. "Having a lead role in determining our nation's spending priorities is a tremendous responsibly that I take very seriously. I look forward to working with Senator Cochran and the… Continue Reading


01.18.15

Capito Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R -W.Va.) today released the following statement regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "Today I join all West Virginians in remembering the life and legacy of an American hero who fought tirelessly for freedom and equality in the face of adversity. It's hard to imagine what our country might look like today without Dr. King's brave fight against discrimination and injustice. "Dr. King famously said, 'Life's most persistent and urgent question is,… Continue Reading


01.13.15

Capito Statement on West Virginia State of the State

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement in response to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's State of the State speech and the first day of West Virginia's legislative session: "Our state made history once again today as Republicans took control of the state legislature for the first time in more than 80 years and got to work rebuilding West Virginia. I was pleased to hear Governor Tomblin affirm tonight that he will work together with the new leg… Continue Reading


01.11.15

Capito Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, DC - Ahead of the Senate's vote this evening to open debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement: "Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is imperative if we want to grow jobs, improve our energy infrastructure and turn our economy around. My first act in the Senate was co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline's construction and today I will proudly vote to advance this important legisla… Continue Reading


01.06.15

Capito Tapped for Senate Republican Whip Team

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) has tapped U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) as a member of the Senate Republican Whip Team for the 114th Congress."Republicans have been given a tremendous opportunity by the American people, and I'm grateful to have a strong team of friends and colleagues working with me as Republicans get the Senate back to work and address the top priorities of the American people," said Cornyn."I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to… Continue Reading


01.05.15

Capito Appointed as Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today to serve as a counsel to the Majority Leader in the 114th Congress."As a member of the Senate Republican leadership team, Sen. Capito will bring invaluable insight to our conference on issues that affect American families. She is firmly committed to working on increasing jobs and improving the economy for America's middle class, and getting the Senate back to work," McConnell… Continue Reading

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