Press Releases

09.22.15

Capito Supports Bill to Help Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced her support today for legislation to create prize-based incentives that encourage more public-private collaboration in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia. The Ensuring Useful Research Expenditures is Key for Alzheimer's (EUREKA) Act would not replace other funding and research initiatives for Alzheimer's but add another route for breakthroughs. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Ro… Continue Reading


09.19.15

Capito Delivers Weekly Republican Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) says President Obama had an opportunity to use the leverage created by international sanctions to dismantle Iran's nuclear program, but instead he settled for a nuclear agreement that doesn't meet the goals the president himself set out. "He had an opportunity to show leadership and restore our standing in the world. Yet, instead this is a deal that fails to meet even the administration's own objectives. … Continue Reading


09.18.15

Capito Supports Resolution to Nullify Harmful WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) co-sponsored a joint resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) disapproving the Waters of the United States rule, commonly known as WOTUS.The rule, submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE), expands the scope of federal authority over land and waterways in the United States under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and threatens to impede small businesses, agricu… Continue Reading


09.18.15

Capito and Manchin Announce HHS Funding to Reduce Opioid Overdose in Rural West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that two West Virginia health centers will receive a total of $200,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) Grant Program. Community Connections, Inc. in Princeton and Pleasant Valley Hospital, Inc. in Point Pleasant will each receive $100,000 in funding to help prevent drug overdoses. The program will help the … Continue Reading


09.17.15

Capito Statement on Latest Anti-Coal Regulation Slated for Public Hearing in Charleston Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) expressed her concern with the Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's proposed Stream Protection Rule in a written statement that was submitted to the Department prior to its public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia this evening. "I am deeply concerned with the impact this proposal will have on West Virginia's economy at a time when the impacts of other regulations and market forces have dev… Continue Reading


09.17.15

Capito, Manchin Call for Maintaining Rigorous Security Vetting Process for Syrian Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the United States considers increasing the number of Syrian refugees allowed into the country, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of State Secretary John Kerry and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson urging them to maintain the rigorous security vetting process of all applicants to ensure terrorist organizations like ISIL do not take advantage of the situation. The Senators wr… Continue Reading


09.17.15

Capito: Democratic Obstruction of Iran Votes Extremely Disappointing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement after today's votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Resolution of Disapproval and the motion to invoke cloture on an amendment offered by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this week. The amendment would link sanctions relief to a change in Iranian behavior. Both measures were blocked by Senate Democrats."I am extremely disappointed that a partisan minority of Senators… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Public Hearing on Proposed Department of Interior Rule

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement will hold a public hearing on its proposed Stream Protection Rule in Charleston, West Virginia. The public hearing will take place at the Charleston Civic Center from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.While I applaud the Department of Interior for holding a hearing in West Virginia, unlike other agencies that have chosen to avoid our state during the rulemaking process, the proposed Stream Protec… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Capito and Manchin Announce $200,000 for WorkForce West Virginia Competitive Improvement Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that the West Virginia Development Office will receive $200,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the WorkForce West Virginia Competitive Improvement Program, which helps train workers and strengthen local businesses. "In order to grow and compete nationally, West Virginia's businesses must have access to a strong workforce," said Senator Capito. "Initiatives like the Wor… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Capito Announces New Office in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced today the opening of her new U.S. Senate office in Morgantown. "I am thrilled to announce another state office opening this week," said Senator Capito. "Our Morgantown office establishes yet another location for West Virginians to seek help from our staff members and communicate their concerns so I can better serve them in the United States Senate." The Morgantown office will allow Senator Capito and her staff to better … Continue Reading


09.15.15

Capito and Manchin Announce Funding for Water Infrastructure Project in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced a total of $131,310 in funding for the West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) West Virginia Private Water Well Safety Project. The goal of the project is to identify and address drinking water program performance gaps, improve efficiency and effectiveness of drinking water programs and identify and reduce exposures leading to drinking water contamination. "Clean… Continue Reading


09.15.15

Capito and Manchin Announce More Than $6 Million in Airport Improvement Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced more than $6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for three West Virginia airport infrastructure projects. These funds are awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program, which provides funding to public agencies for the planning and development of public airports."Investment in West Virginia's airports, roads and bridges is c… Continue Reading


09.15.15

Senator Capito Announces Fall Academy Days

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) today announced she will host three Academy Days during the fall semester for West Virginia students interested in learning more about admissions to the U.S. Service Academies and available ROTC scholarships."Nominating young men and women for admission to our country's service academies is one of my most important responsibilities," said Senator Capito. "These events provide students and their families with the tools needed to mak… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to End Veteran Homelessness in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program to provide crucial housing services to homeless veterans and their families in West Virginia. The program will help organizations permanently house homeless veterans quickly, engage in outreach to find and serve veterans in need, provide veterans with case management and assist vet… Continue Reading


09.14.15

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Capito Op-Ed: Iran deal deserves up-or-down vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) penned an op-ed in today's Daily Mail Opinion Page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail regarding the president's nuclear deal with Iran. Last week, Senate Democrats prevented an up-or-down vote on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Resolution of Disapproval. "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that there will be another opportunity for a straight up-or-down vote on Tuesday, which I will support and urge my Senate colleagues to … Continue Reading


09.11.15

Capito, Manchin Announce Nearly $254,000 for South Charleston Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced a total of $253,905 for the South Charleston Fire Department under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funds will go toward operations and safety, and can be used to purchase training and protective gear and equipment for wellness and fitness, as well as to make health and safety improvements to stations and facilities. "Our firefighters selflessly put the safety of othe… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Capito and Manchin Announce More Than $2 Million in Funding to Combat Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $2,169,679 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that will improve West Virginia's ability to combat crime, specifically sexual assault. The West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information Services (FRIS) will receive $998,879 from the DOJ Office on Violence Against Women. The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services will receive $1,170,800 from the … Continue Reading


09.11.15

Capito and Manchin Announce Funding for Entrepreneurship and Education Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that three West Virginia organizations, the Consortium for Entrepreneurial Education in Charleston, the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation in Fairmont, and the Jobs for West Virginia's Graduates program in Cabell, Wayne and Wyoming Counties, will receive $100,000, $125,000 and $130,000 respectively from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for programs fostering entrepr… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Capito Statement on 14th Anniversary of September 11

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: "Fourteen years ago, our country was forever changed by the deadly attacks on September 11, 2001. The terrorists who sought to tear us apart instead united us more than ever. Selfless first responders and citizens risked their lives to rescue others, and brave military personnel put themselves in harm's way to defend our nation. Toda… Continue Reading


09.10.15

Capito: The President’s Agreement with Iran Will Not Make America or Our Allies Safer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement after today's vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Resolution of Disapproval. The motion was not agreed to on a 58-42 vote preventing the Senate from taking an up-or-down vote on the resolution of disapproval. The Senate is expected to reconsider the cloture motion next Tuesday. If the cloture motion is agreed to, the Senate could then proceed to an up-or-down vote on the r… Continue Reading

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