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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have introduced the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Drug Spending Act. This legislation would prohibit Medicare Part D plan sponsors and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from retroactively reducing payments on accurate reimbursement claims submitted by pharmacies. Doing so would help ensure community pharmacies are able to continue to serve Medicare beneficiaries and combat the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – An op-ed by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) in today’s The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register highlights the critical timing of U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s visit to West Virginia on Monday, and the state’s role in American energy production.  “Secretary Moniz learned about Longview Power in Maidsville, the newest, cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power plant in the country. This West Virginia facility is proof... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced nine grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for communities and law enforcement organizations throughout West Virginia for crime prevention and criminal justice efforts. “As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am dedicated to making sure our law enforcement has the right equipment and proper training to do their jobs,” said Senator Capito. “These... Read More
  • September 09, 2016

    VIDEO: Capito Remembers 9/11

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued a video statement regarding the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on Sunday. Full video transcript included below: This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.The passage of time will never dull the memory of the innocent people, first responders and military personnel that were lost that day.While the attacks were meant to break our nation at its core, we... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke in support of the Miners Protection Act during a United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) rally in Washington, D.C. Senator Capito addressed thousands of miners who traveled to Washington to urge support for legislation that would preserve their health and pension benefits that are set to expire at the end of the year. “The bipartisan Miner’s Protection Act will prevent a lapse in benefits that tens of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that Recovery Point of Huntington will receive a $250,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. The funding will be used to expand and enhance peer recovery support services for individuals with substance use disorders, and is renewable for up to three years.“I have repeatedly said that the City of Huntington should serve as... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services will receive $147,891, and the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence will receive $91,641 respectively from the Grants to State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program. This funding will help provide technical assistance and support infrastructure to assist victims of domestic violence and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced two Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) awards totaling $871,907 for volunteer fire departments in Cabell and Wayne counties. These funds will be used to purchase new equipment, including a power lift for the Prichard Volunteer Fire Department and a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for the Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department. “Our local fire departments work... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today co-sponsored the No Ransom Payments Act, which would prohibit the federal government from paying ransom. This bill would also stop the Obama Administration from making payments to Iran from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Judgment Fund until Iran returns the ransom money it received from the United States for the release of American hostages, and until it pays American victims of Iranian terrorism what they are... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded funding to communities throughout West Virginia through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding will be used to enhance community efforts to combat the drug epidemic in the state by employing environmental strategies and broad initiatives that address each DFC-funded community’s specific... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc. will receive a $500,000 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program (Rural Program) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. The grant will help support the Mending Mercer County Project, which aims to protect and provide guidance to children and families... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) applauded $53 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) that will support six programs in 44 states administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). “I have consistently said that we are at risk of losing an entire generation if we don’t combat the opioid epidemic with a... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced upcoming mobile office dates throughout West Virginia. Members of Senator Capito’s staff will be available throughout September and October to meet with constituents and assist with casework and other issues they may be experiencing with federal agencies. Appointments are not required but are encouraged and can be made by visiting Senator Capito’s mobile office page on her website.Fall mobile office... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that three West Virginia housing facilities will receive a total of $626,200 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The grants will help end homelessness among the veteran population in West Virginia by providing financial assistance to help homeless veterans find housing and seek additional services offered by the... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – This afternoon, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) chaired a Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee on the economic importance of modern, reliable infrastructure in West Virginia and other energy-producing states. Senator Capito released this statement following the hearing at the Monongalia County Justice Center: “Today’s hearing was an opportunity to further the dialogue about the need for modern energy infrastructure, highlight the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $140,878 in funding for communities throughout West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). The Byrne JAG Program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their state’s specific needs. Grant funds can be used for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $1,390,235 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire safety in Mason, Ranson and Weirton. The grants awarded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program will help the fire departments purchase equipment and recruit personnel. “Firefighters and emergency responders... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced nearly $249,999 will be awarded to West Virginia State University (WVSU) from the Department of Energy (DOE) to address scientific and technical issues that are key to ensuring the nation can continue to rely on traditional resources for clean, secure, and affordable energy while enhancing environmental protection. “Research and development of clean coal technologies is important... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will receive $318,194 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for enhanced state surveillance of opioid-involved overdoses. “This funding is coming at a critical time, as the number of drug overdoses continues to skyrocket. Just last... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced two federal crime-fighting grants from the U.S. Department of Justice.The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services will receive $71,530 from the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Program. The City of Parkersburg will receive $39,975 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne JAG). These grants will enable state and local... Read More