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06.19.15

VIDEO: Senator Capito's Weekly Address to West Virginians 06/19/2015

Click here to watch Senator Capito's weekly address to West Virginians. Weekly Address to West VirginiansJune 19, 2015 Hi - I'm Senator Capito, and this is my weekly Senate update. West Virginia scored a major victory in our quest for better broadband this week with the announcement of a new provider for the cell tower in Paw Paw. This tower will provide service to underserved and disconnected communities in Morgan and surrounding counties. And it will boost business development and improve … Continue Reading


06.19.15

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $80,000 for Cora Volunteer Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the Cora Volunteer Fire Department will receive $80,158 in funding through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will go toward operations and safety, and can be used to make health and safety improvements to stations and facilities, to purchase training and protective gear, and equipment for wellness and fitness. "Our local first responde… Continue Reading


06.19.15

Capito Announces Statewide Listening Tour and Releases Guidebook to Bridge Broadband Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the initial schedule for her statewide Capito Connect listening tour in West Virginia. As part of the Capito Connect Plan announced last month, Senator Capito urged West Virginians to attend a listening session, and share their comments and suggestions for improving broadband access in the Mountain State. "Equipping our state with the broadband infrastructure needed to compete and thrive in today's economy is one of… Continue Reading


06.18.15

Capito Supports Passage of Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement about the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate on a 71-25 vote today: "Determining our nation's defense spending priorities is one of Congress' primary responsibilities, and a responsibility that should be taken seriously, especially when it comes to providing for our military. I could not go home today without clearly showing my support and respect for our military men and women, a… Continue Reading


06.18.15

West Virginia Delegation Applauds funding for Workforce West Virginia

Last week, the delegation wrote a letter urging the Department of Labor to approve proposal $5.2 million grant will support job training programs in response to widespread and significant energy industry layoffs WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, applauded the Department of Labor's approval of Workforce West Virginia's emergency comprehensive workforce training proposal. The $… Continue Reading


06.18.15

Capito, King Introduce Bill to Give Low-Income, Rural Students Educational Tools Needed to Succeed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Angus King (I-Maine) introduced the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015, major legislation that would support innovative ways to improve student access to the Internet and other digital learning resources outside of the classroom. "In West Virginia, 56 percent of residents lack broadband services that meet the Federal Communications Commission's standards. In rural areas of the state this number is even higher, hitting l… Continue Reading


06.17.15

Capito Pleased New Cell Tower Provider Will Improve Connectivity in Paw Paw and Morgan County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding the announcement of a new provider for the cellular tower in Paw Paw, West Virginia after a prolonged search. Senator Capito initiated the search for a carrier earlier this year. During her time in Congress, Senator Capito has been a strong advocate for improving connectivity and broadband access in West Virginia and recently released her Capito Connect plan. "Cell phone and intern… Continue Reading


06.15.15

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Protect West Virginia Seniors from Fraud and Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $242,072 in federal funding to the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services for Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program projects. The program aims to protect seniors from healthcare fraud and abuse through education and training that increases awareness and understanding of healthcare programs. "Senior services have always been a top priority of mine - as West Virginia's former Governor an… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Capito Leads Drug Prevention Roundtable Featuring National Drug Control Policy Director

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) hosted a roundtable discussion with Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown. Senator Capito, Director Botticelli and local drug prevention experts discussed efforts to expand evidence-based public health and public safety approaches to reduce drug use and its consequences. "West Virginia's staggering drug statistics are co… Continue Reading


06.12.15

VIDEO: Senator Capito’s Weekly Address to West Virginians 06/12/2015

Click here to watch Senator Capito's weekly address to West Virginians. Weekly Address to West Virginians June 12, 2015 Hi - I'm Senator Capito, and this is my weekly Senate update. This week, the Senate debated legislation that sets our nation's defense spending priorities. This is one of Congress' primary responsibilities, and a responsibility we should all take seriously, especially when it comes to providing for our military.When I met our troops in the Middle East earlier this year… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Capito Staff to Host Mobile Office Hours in Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Staff members from the office of U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will host mobile office hours southern West Virginia starting today and throughout the month of June. Staff will be available to meet constituents and assist West Virginians with federal issues. Upcoming Mobile Office Hours: Friday, June 122:00 - 3:00 pmCabell County Courthouse750 5th AvenueHuntington, WV 25701 Tuesday, June 169:00 - 10:00 amBoone County Courthouse200 State StreetMadison, WV 25130 … Continue Reading


06.11.15

Senator Capito Secures Key Defense, Research and Justice Priorities for West Virginia

"Recognizing the tight fiscal environment in Washington, I am pleased that West Virginia's priorities were heard and addressed through the appropriations process." - Senator Capito WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement today regarding key defense, research and development, and other funding for programs in West Virginia. Today the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance… Continue Reading


06.10.15

Senator Capito Supports Bill to Improve Planning Options for Patients with Advanced Illness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today co-sponsored bipartisan legislation designed to give people with serious illness the freedom to make more informed choices about their care, and the power to have those choices honored. The Care Planning Act of 2015, introduced by Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), creates a Medicare benefit for patient-centered care planning for people with serious illness. It will reimburse a team of health care professional… Continue Reading


06.10.15

Capito Votes for Bipartisan Bill to Protect U.S. Waters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the committee's passage of S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. In April, Senator Capito joined Senator John Barrasso (R-Wy.) and a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the bill as an alternative approach to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. "Today, we are one step closer to reining in a deeply flawed r… Continue Reading


06.09.15

Manchin, Capito, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Council to Close the Digital Divide

Senators call on Commerce, Agriculture Secretaries to prioritize broadband access for rural Americans WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan effort to ensure the federal government prioritizes high-speed broadband access for rural Americans. In a letter signed by more than a dozen Senators, the Senators pressed Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Co-Chairs of the Broadband Opportu… Continue Reading


06.08.15

ICYMI: Capito Highlights Capito Connect Plan in Inter-Mountain Op-ed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) penned an op-ed in today's Inter-Mountain focused on the benefits of creating a connected West Virginia. In the op-ed, Senator Capito outlines her Capito Connect Plan and how this strategy can bring affordable, high speed internet access to every home, business and classroom in West Virginia. The Capito Connect Plan includes three steps for tackling the broadband challenge in West Virginia: understanding the benefits of a connected … Continue Reading


06.05.15

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 June 5, 2015 Hi - I'm Senator Capito, and this is my weekly Senate update. Last week I had the opportunity to travel throughout West Virginia and meet with job creators, elected officials and people from all corners of the state. One thing I heard consistently was the need to do something about our roads, bridges and highways. I couldn't agree more. This month I will be working… Continue Reading


06.05.15

Senator Capito Co-Sponsors Measure to Support Service Members, Veterans and Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) co-sponsored a bipartisan measure to help military families combat Alzheimer's disease and support those suffering or caring for a military family member with this devastating illness. More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease, and more than 15 million people serve as their caregivers. This measure, introduced by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and offered as an amendment to the National Def… Continue Reading


06.04.15

West Virginia to Receive More Than $5 Million in AmeriCorps Investments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced more than $5 million in AmeriCorps investments across West Virginia. The funding includes $3.9 million in grants for West Virginia nonprofits and $1 million in educations scholarships for AmeriCorps members in the state. The grants will also leverage an additional $2.6 million in local matching support. Several West Virginia organizations will receive AmeriCorps funding: The Education Alli… Continue Reading


06.02.15

Capito Co-Sponsors Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today co-sponsored the Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act (S. 1475). This legislation would allow physicians who can demonstrate they followed recommended best practices developed by the physician community to benefit from increased liability protection in the form of a legal safe harbor. By reducing the necessary practice of defensive medicine and increasing adherence to evidence-based medicine this legislation has the potential to help… Continue Reading

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