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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $1,782,000 in funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the construction and rehabilitation of the Coalfield Development Corporation’s West Edge Factory in Wayne, West Virginia. This funding will help expand job training programs for West Virginians who have experienced layoffs in the coal mining industry and will gradually create approximately 320... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $710,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support airports in Raleigh and Ohio counties. The funding awarded will support taxiway and runway improvement projects at these airports. “Investing in our state’s infrastructure, especially airports, is critically important in moving our state... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that $1,188,108 will be awarded to the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, Inc., Roane County School District and Pocahontas County Board of Education. This funding will establish a new telemedicine network that will connect clinical specialists to rural hospitals in central and southern West Virginia and medical and educational experts to school districts in rural... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $544,320 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the Talent Search Program grant. This funding will provide academic and financial support for students and prospective students at Marshall University. The purpose of the TRiO Talent Search (TS) Program is to provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity and encouragement to complete high... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $990,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for two West Virginia airports. Wheeling Ohio County Airport will receive $315,000 to update the airport master plan and layout plans for future development projects. Additionally, $675,000 has been awarded to the Morgantown Municipal-Walter L. Bill... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid has proposed covering new care planning sessions under Medicare for Alzheimer’s patients and their families to provide an early assessment of the disease and possible treatment options. This proposal would effectively implement the Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded the Senate’s passage of comprehensive legislation to help fight the drug epidemic. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which passed the Senate on a 92-2 vote, takes a broad step forward in the national response to the drug crisis and includes several provisions that will help West Virginia. The bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law. “We can all agree that... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area Act of 2016. This bipartisan legislation will provide a cooperative management framework to Maryland and West Virginia, eighteen counties within those states, all levels of government and the private sector to work collaboratively to conserve the cultural, natural and historical heritage... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s Energy and Policy Modernization Act advancing to a House-Senate conference committee:“For the first time in more than a decade, Congress is considering comprehensive energy legislation that will lead to more jobs and revenue in energy-producing states like West Virginia. With today’s vote, we are one step closer to getting this bill across the finish... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) are joining together to launch the Senate Broadband Caucus. As internet access plays an increasingly important role in all sectors of our economy, from education to agriculture, telemedicine to the innovation economy, the Senate Broadband Caucus will serve as a platform to engage in discussions across Committee jurisdictions and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined with other Senators in a bipartisan effort urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) Mobility Fund, which is aimed at providing broadband service to rural and underserved areas. Senator Capito was joined by a bipartisan group of Senators in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for the agency to prioritize new mobile broadband deployment in these areas as... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced a total of $949,992 will be awarded to the West Virginia University (WVU) Telehealth Network Grant Program and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.“Connectivity and telemedicine are critical for West Virginians in rural areas of the state who face barriers to accessing quality care. I am glad that this funding will help strengthen the WVU Telehealth Network, and enable... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) co-sponsored legislation that would revoke former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance as well as the security clearances of Secretary Clinton’s colleagues at the State Department who exhibited extreme carelessness in their handling of classified information. The Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies or TRUST Act expresses the sense of Congress that Secretary Clinton should not have... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), along with U.S. Representatives Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), today introduced new bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, and lessen the mounting costs associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias on federal health programs. More than 15 million Americans are serving as a family caregiver to a loved... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $17,537,809 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Wheeling, Fairmont and Martinsburg to continue providing critical health, nutrition, education, and social services to West Virginia families and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that five airports in Logan, Grant, Mercer, Randolph and Mason counties will receive $864,949 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).“These airports are very important to the communities they serve and to the state’s economy, so it is critical that they continue to operate safely and reliably. I made sure funding... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $5,404,604 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Upshur, Harrison and Monongalia counties to continue providing critical health, nutrition, education, and social services to West Virginia families and children. “The Head... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, announced that BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s (CTC) West Virginia Technology Transformation Initiative will receive $4 million through the Department of Labor’s TechHire Partnership grant program. The funding will support BridgeValley CTC’s efforts to expand the region’s economy by... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $5.7 million from the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Quick Release program to clear federal highways and execute other emergency work resulting from damages that occurred during last week’s floods. “Last week’s thunderstorms devastated parts of central and southeastern West Virginia, destroying and severely damaging many roads, bridges and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement after securing a commitment from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to mark up the Miners Protection Act as early as next month and no later than September 30, 2016. Today’s commitment came after Senator Capito and a bipartisan group of Senators voted against cloture on legislation to address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. “I... Read More