Press Releases

12.03.15

Capito Votes to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted for the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, a bill that repeals Obamacare and begins the process of creating an improved health care system for hardworking American families. This is the first Obamacare repeal bill that will reach the president's desk. "Americans deserve a health care system that works for them and Obamacare is not it. I have consistently voted to repeal and replace this disastrou… Continue Reading


12.01.15

Capito: Repeal Bill Offers Chance to Replace Obamacare with Reforms that Work

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the Obamacare repeal bill being considered in the Senate this week. "Later this week the Senate will consider a bill to repeal Obamacare, an expensive disaster that has cost countless Americans access to their doctor and access to the health care plan of their choice."This bill will repeal significant portions of the health care law that are not working, like the enforcement for the ind… Continue Reading


12.01.15

Capito Resolution Blocking Harmful EPA Regulations Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of two bipartisan resolutions to void the Environmental Protection Agency's harmful Clean Power Plan regulations for new and existing power plants.The two resolutions - sponsored by Senators Capito and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) - now head to President Obama's desk, sending a strong signal in the midst of the… Continue Reading


12.01.15

Capito Announces Beckley Office Hours

BECKLEY, W.Va. - Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced Beckley office hours for the month of December. Staff members will be on site to meet with constituents one-on-one and offer assistance with federal issues. Office hours are open to the public, however, appointments are encouraged. Call the Charleston office at (304) 347-5372 to make an appointment. It is also recommended that residents bring documents relevant to the issue of concern. Information for the upcoming of… Continue Reading


11.25.15

Senator Capito Wishes West Virginians a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the Thanksgiving holiday: "This Thanksgiving, as we give thanks for the many blessings we are fortunate to enjoy as Americans, I encourage all West Virginians to join me in remembering the men and women who are overseas defending our nation and keeping us safe. America is uniquely blessed with the greatest freedoms in the world, and the brave men and women who risk their lives to defen… Continue Reading


11.24.15

Capito Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced academy nominations for outstanding high school seniors from 20 West Virginia counties. In addition to hosting several Academy Days throughout the state, Senator Capito appointed a board to review each application, interview students and recommend the nominees. "One of my most important responsibilities is nominating young men and women for admission to our country's service academies," said Senator Capito. "I am thr… Continue Reading


11.18.15

Capito Calls on FCC to Increase Transparency, Enforcement for Rural Broadband Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to consider strict enforcement measures and increase transparency for the recently announced Connect America Fund funding. The FCC announced more than $1.5 billion in annual funding as part of the second phase of the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband service in rural areas. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Angus King (I-Maine) also joined the letter."We beli… Continue Reading


11.18.15

Capito and Manchin Announce USDA Funding to Support West Virginia State University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $1,798,667 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Funding will support research, teaching and extension activities at West Virginia State University, which is an 1890 historically black land-grant university. "West Virginia State University has made significant contributions in research, innovation and development for a… Continue Reading


11.17.15

U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Capito, Heitkamp Resolution to Block EPA Regulations

**Click here for video of Senator Capito discussing her resolution today on the U.S. Senate floor** WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a major step forward to stop the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) unworkable and overreaching regulations, a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) to void EPA's regulations for existing power plants passed the Senate today. Today's vote signaled that a majority of the U.S. Senate disapproves of t… Continue Reading


11.17.15

VIDEO: Capito Urges Support for CRA Resolution Blocking Harmful Clean Power Plan Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) spoke on the Senate floor this morning in support of the bipartisan resolution she introduced with Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) under the Congressional Review Act to block harmful Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for existing power plants. The Senate will vote today on this resolution along with a bipartisan resolution introduced by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to stop … Continue Reading


11.17.15

Capito, Local Officials Discuss Substance Abuse, Leadership with Jefferson County Students

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II visited C. W. Shipley Elementary School in Harpers Ferry yesterday to speak with the school's fifth grade class about current trends impacting young people in the Mountain State. Senator Capito shared tips for avoiding drug encounters and reporting suspected drug abuse while also discussing the importance of leadership and community engagement. Ihlenfeld spoke with students about substa… Continue Reading


11.16.15

Capito, McConnell Begin Senate Process to Address Obama Administration’s Anti-Coal Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced today that he and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) placed their resolutions of disapproval regarding the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan regulations on the Senate's calendar, meaning they could come up for a vote as early as this week. Senators Capito and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) filed a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) last month that would prevent the Environmental P… Continue Reading


11.16.15

In Wake of Paris Terror Attacks, Capito and Manchin Call for Increased Efforts to Keep the U.S. Safe and Secure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to President Obama, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) are calling for increased efforts to ensure that no refugee related to the Syrian crisis is allowed into the United States unless the U.S. government can guarantee, with 100 percent assurance, that the refugee is not involved with ISIS. In the letter, the Senators request that the Administration outline the challenges it faces for checking the background of Syrian refugees a… Continue Reading


11.16.15

Capito, Bipartisan Group of Senators Offer Support for Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and Urge Continued Evidence-Based Input

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an ongoing effort to combat America's growing opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently joined with a bipartisan group of Senators on a letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in support of CDC's recently released draft opioid prescribing guidelines for chronic pain patients. The letter notes the potential these guidelines have to serve as a significant tool for prescribers and acknowledges … Continue Reading


11.10.15

Capito, Manchin Announce Assistance for Beckley-Area Veterans Struggling with Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $22,593 in funding for the Housing Authority of Raleigh County to provide housing assistance for homeless Veterans. "With Veterans Day around the corner, I am pleased to announce funding that will assist homeless veterans in need of permanent housing in Raleigh County. We can never do enough to repay our veterans, but we can do everything in our power to ensure West Virginia veterans have a… Continue Reading


11.10.15

Capito Supports Passage of Military and Veteran Funding, Defense Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded the Senate's 93-0 passage of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA) Appropriations Act, which funds military construction projects and veterans services. "Supporting our veterans is not only necessary, it's what our men and women deserve. I am glad that the Senate came together in a bipartisan way to pass legislation that makes critical investments in our military and veterans services. From provi… Continue Reading


11.09.15

Capito, Kaine Introduce Bill to Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced bipartisan legislation last week to help prevent opioid overdose deaths by encouraging physicians to co-prescribe the life-saving drug naloxone alongside opioid prescriptions and by making naloxone more widely available in federal health settings. The Co-prescribing Saves Lives Act will enable more health professionals to get naloxone, a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses, into the homes… Continue Reading


11.06.15

Capito: Keystone Rejection a Major Disappointment to American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline: "After more than seven years of politically motivated delays and obstruction, President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is a major disappointment to American families who can't afford higher energy costs and fewer job opportunities. Today's decision shows that the president is not through standing in the way… Continue Reading


11.04.15

Capito, Ayotte, Whitehouse, Klobuchar Lead Bill to Improve Treatment for Pregnant Women and Moms with Substance Use Disorders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve treatment programs for pregnant women and mothers who have a substance use disorder. The Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act would reauthorize residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women supported by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. The bil… Continue Reading


11.04.15

Capito Votes to Block Misguided WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after the Senate passed a resolution of disapproval to nullify the Waters of the United States rule, commonly known as WOTUS. The resolution passed on a 53-44 vote."West Virginia's farmers, small businesses, energy producers and agriculture community have shared their concerns with me about the burdens and uncertainty this regulation would impose. Protecting our drinking water sources and precious… Continue Reading

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