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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced new mobile office sessions for the month of December. Members of Senator Capito’s staff have been traveling the state meeting with constituents and will continue to do so through the end of the year. Each mobile office session is an opportunity for West Virginians to receive one-on-one assistance with casework or issues related to federal agencies. Appointments are not required but are encouraged and can... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Elaine Chao to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation:“Elaine Chao is an excellent choice for transportation secretary. She is a trail blazer with a proven record of leadership. I enjoyed hosting Elaine in West Virginia during the Bush Administration and hope she will visit again in her role as transportation secretary to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced U.S. service academy nominations for 32 qualified high school seniors from 15 counties throughout West Virginia. Nominees were selected by a board chosen by Senator Capito that reviewed each application, interviewed candidates and made recommendations. “Over the last several months I have met exceptional students from all over West Virginia who are pursuing admission to our nation’s service... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (Ga.-06) to serve as the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):“Congressman Tom Price is a physician, a respected member of the House of Representatives, and a leading voice in the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Having served together in the House for 10 years, I... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently co-sponsored a bipartisan, bicameral bill that encourages investors to direct capital toward startups, small businesses, real estate, infrastructure and other assets in economically distressed communities. The Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA) was introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in May to remove barriers to investment through temporary deferral of capital gains taxes for investments made in Opportunity... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) introduced the bipartisan Protecting Seniors through Immunization Act (S.3477) to increase seniors’ access to the shingles vaccine. Seniors are at a greater risk of developing shingles. Shingles is a painful rash and sufferers are at risk for developing more serious complications. “With roughly one million new cases emerging across the country each year, it is important that West... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of more than 80 legislators from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in calling for adding lasting solutions to improve and protect mail delivery and service in comprehensive legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service which was introduced in the House.Led by U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Representatives David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.)... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined 20 bipartisan Senators in a letter to Senate and House leadership, calling for the passage of the Miners Protection Act by the end of this year. Without a change to current law, 12,500 of the country’s retired coal miners will lose their healthcare on December 31, 2016. The Senators said in part: “During the month of October, approximately 12,500 of our nation’s retired coal... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former West Virginia Secretary of State Edgar F. “Hike” Heiskell III. "West Virginia lost a patriot, a wonderful public servant and a tireless advocate with the passing of Hike Heiskell. Hike was a dashing, sincere man, and we were lucky to have him as a friend who always stood with us. Our prayers are with the Heiskell family during this trying... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the goals and ideas of American Education Week. The resolution urges the people of the United States to observe American Education Week by reflecting on the positive impact of all those who work together to educate children.“Knowledge is a powerful tool and a resource everyone deserves access to. As the mother of three children who are products of our... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed for today’s Daily Mail opinion page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) describes her new legislation to spur investment in rural economies impacted by significant job loss in the coal industry. The Creating Opportunities for Rural Economies (CORE) Act leverages available tax credits to support new investment and business development in distressed communities throughout West Virginia.“While we continue to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation to spur investment in communities facing significant economic challenges due to coal industry job losses. The Creating Opportunities for Rural Economies (CORE) Act encourages new development by setting aside a percentage of available New Markets Tax Credits for investments in underserved, low-income communities across the country.“West Virginia and other states facing severe job losses... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) thanked the men and women who have served our nation ahead of the Veterans Day holiday. “On Veterans Day, as we honor the men and women who have served our great nation, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who put their lives at risk to protect our country and our values. As the daughter of a World War II veteran, the well-being of this community is an issue close to my heart. I am committed to... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced her Mobile Office schedule for November. Members of Senator Capito’s staff will be available throughout the month to meet with West Virginians and assist with casework and issues related to federal agencies. Appointments are not required but are encouraged and can be made by visiting Senator Capito’s mobile office webpage here. November mobile office schedule: Wednesday, November 9GREENBRIER... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee’s Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, joined 13 Republican Senators in sending a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the administration’s candidness with the international community regarding the durability of commitments made on behalf of the United States under the Paris Agreement.“We are concerned the administration... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) announced that for the first time Medicare will pay for new individual care plans to support Alzheimer’s patients and their families. This new coverage will begin in January 2017. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid finalized its decision, first proposed earlier in July, to pay for the new plans, effectively implementing the Health... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $1,162,326 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will support the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Services programs. The funding will support programs with the goals of increasing healthy pregnancies, improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality. “By encouraging healthier pregnancies and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-WV) are providing West Virginians with information on public meetings and how to submit public comments on the future of the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold two public meetings on November 9th and accept written public comments until November 19th.“I recently visited the Green Bank Observatory,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced loans and grants for two projects in West Virginia to develop water and wastewater infrastructure. The funds have been awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and will provide rural communities with resources to improve or repair their water and wastewater systems. “Infrastructure development is key to economic growth in West Virginia’s rural... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that a $65,673 grant has been awarded to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs & TB Prevention. This funding will be used to increase testing for viral Hepatitis and to connect those living with the disease to care and treatment services.“With... Read More