Press Releases

05.22.15

Capito: Mine Layoffs Devastate WV Economy, Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding today's layoffs in West Virginia's coal industry:"Today's announcement is a stark reminder of the impact that misguided federal policies have on the lives of real people. The administration's continued overreach has contributed to thousands of coal miners losing their jobs in West Virginia and our neighboring states, harming local economies and families."In West Virginia, the attack on coal mi… Continue Reading


05.22.15

Capito: New EIA Report Underscores Need for Alternative Approach to Destructive “Clean Power Plan”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding a new analysis on the impacts of the "Clean Power Plan" from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) out today:"This new analysis from the administration's own energy statistician calls needed attention to the threats posed by the president's misguided 'Clean Power Plan.' According to the analysis, the president's efforts to regulate carbon emissions threaten to drastically reduce coal pro… Continue Reading


05.21.15

Capito: Appropriations Bills Support Key West Virginia Priorities

"The Senate is back to work for the American people, debating and passing individual appropriations bills and prioritizing crucial funding for our country and our state." - Sen. Capito WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said that approval of two appropriations bills today shows a commitment to our elderly veterans, underscores the need for long-term infrastructure improvements, and bolsters forward-thinking technologies in… Continue Reading


05.21.15

Capito-Scalise Bill To Cut Regulations & Boost Job Creation

Legislation would reduce costly permitting delays caused by radical regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), increase investment in American manufacturing and create new jobs for hard-working taxpayers WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) today released the following statements upon introducing the Promoting New Manufacturing Act: "American energy production has the power to propel our economy forward and fuel job grow… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Capito and Manchin Call for Reinstatement of National Drug Take-Back Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with eight of their Senate colleagues, today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for the reinstatement of National Drug Take-Back Days. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently issued regulations that would legally expand options for disposing of controlled substances. At the same time, the agency also announced that it will no longer sponsor National Prescripti… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Manchin and Capito Welcome West Virginia Veterans to Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) proudly welcomed 29 veterans from West Virginia to the nation's capital for the fifth "Always Free Honor Flight." The Flight included a reception to award the Congressional Gold Medal to a Tuskegee Airman from Beckley, West Virginia, Sergeant John M. Watson; a special appearance by America's Got Talent winner and Logan County native, Landau Murphy; a tour of the Capitol with General Hoyer; and visits to the… Continue Reading


05.15.15

VIDEO: Senator Capito’s Weekly Address to West Virginians

Click here to watch Senator Capito's Weekly Address to West Virginians. Weekly Address to West Virginians May 15, 2015 Hi - I'm Senator Capito, and I'd like to update you on this busy week in Washington. On Wednesday, I introduced legislation to roll back President Obama's so-called "Clean Power Plan," which threatens to drastically reduce coal-related jobs and increase energy prices. The Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act enables us to fight back against the assault on coal in W… Continue Reading


05.13.15

Capito and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Roll Back “Clean Power Plan”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, today introduced a bill that will be the principal legislative vehicle in the Senate to rollback President Obama's "Clean Power Plan."A bipartisan group of six Senators joined Senator Capito at a press conference this afternoon to unveil The Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act (ARENA), which will ensure reliable and affordable e… Continue Reading


05.12.15

Capito, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Student Loan Rehabilitation Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today introduced a bipartisan bill to help private student loan borrowers rehabilitate defaulted loans.The Federal Adjustment in Reporting (FAIR) Student Credit Act would enable a borrower who has successfully completed a series of on-time payments to remove the student loan default from their credit report. Unlike federal student loans, there is currently no opportunity to rehabilitate private student loans,… Continue Reading


05.12.15

Manchin and Capito Call on FCC to Modernize Rules To Support Rural Broadband Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with 59 of their Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for a modernization of Universal Service Fund (USF) rules to ensure that Americans in rural communities have access to affordable broadband services. Under the current rules, Universal Service Fund… Continue Reading


05.11.15

ICYMI: Capito Op-Ed: EPA’s Clean Power Plan needs work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) penned an op-ed in today’s Charleston Daily Mail following a recent hearing examining the legal implications of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. In the op-ed, Senator Capito previews legislation she will introduce this week to fight back against the overreaching regulations. “This week, I will introduce an alternative approach with my Senate colleagues. This greenhouse gas legislation will preserve the proper balance of st… Continue Reading


05.08.15

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $10 Million for Community Health Centers in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that four West Virginia health centers will receive a total of $9,968,539 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will be used to help the health centers continue providing comprehensive primary and preventive health care to local residents. “It’s so important that our families can get the preventive and primary care that will keep them healthy,” Senator Man… Continue Reading


05.08.15

VIDEO: Senator Capito’s Weekly Address to West Virginians

Click here to watch Senator Capito's Weekly Address to West Virginians. Weekly Address to West Virginians May 8, 2015 Hi - I’m Senator Capito, and I’d like to update you on this busy week in Washington. On Tuesday, I chaired a hearing examining the legal implications of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which threatens to wipe out coal, eliminate jobs and drive up energy prices. West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morrisey spoke at the hearing about t… Continue Reading


05.07.15

Capito Supports Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R.-W.Va.) released the following statement about the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which passed the Senate on a 98-1 vote today: "When I visited the Middle East in March, I heard grave concerns about the threat a nuclear-armed Iran poses to the United States and our allies. Today's passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act gives the American people, through their elected representative, an opportunity to approve or disapprove any n… Continue Reading


05.07.15

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $700,000 for Community Art Programs Across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $703,600 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to West Virginia nonprofit and art organizations. The funding will be used to preserve the Mountain State's cultural heritage and expand opportunities for residents and to experience and participate in the arts. "Our rich, cultural heritage is an important part of who we are as West Virginians, and the resources provided by NE… Continue Reading


05.07.15

WV Delegation Calls on President to Grant Additional Federal Assistance for Storm Damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, sent a letter to President Obama to express their full support of Governor Tomblin's request for additional federal assistance due to multiple severe storms that caused considerable damage to infrastructure, homes, personal property and businesses across West Virginia from April 3 through April 5, 2015. Please read the full text of the letter below… Continue Reading


05.06.15

Capito Introduces Legislation to Modernize Approval Process for New Pipelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation today to modernize and improve the timeframe for the approval of new pipelines.The Oil and Gas Production and Distribution Reform Act strengthens the role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to better coordinate government agencies involved in the pipeline permitting process. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and … Continue Reading


05.06.15

On National Nurses Day, Merkley and Capito Introduce Bipartisan National Nurse Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Honoring National Nurses Day, Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the bipartisan National Nurse Act of 2015, legislation that would elevate the role of nurses in America's public health by designating a National Nurse for Public Health. The National Nurse position would be created by transforming and elevating an existing position within the U.S. Public Health Service, the Chief Nurse Officer. Similarly to the Surgeon Genera… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Capito Introduces Legislation to Preserve Access to Community Pharmacies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation today to help preserve senior citizens' access to the prescription drugs and important healthcare services provided by community pharmacies. The bill, Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act, S. 1190, is co-sponsored by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH)."Community pharmacies play a critical role in providing healthcare and medication to rural Americans who live in far… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Capito Chairs Hearing Examining Legal Implications of Clean Power Plan

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, today chaired a hearing examining the legal implications of President Obama's Clean Power Plan. Senator Capito delivered the following opening statement at today's hearing: "Thank you all for being here today for the first Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee hearing on EPA's Clean Power Plan. I would like t… Continue Reading

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