Press Releases

04.22.15

Capito: Human Trafficking Victims Will No Longer Go Unnoticed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) voted in favor of the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act today, which passed on a 99-0 vote."Republicans and Democrats joined together today to stand up for the countless victims of human trafficking and bolster the tools available to law enforcement to crack down on this horrendous crime. Going forward, these victims will no longer go unnoticed and without the services they need most."While not in large numbers, traff… Continue Reading


04.17.15

Capito Introduces Bill to Protect Second Amendment and Expand Access to Public Shooting Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation this week to protect the Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage enjoyed by countless Americans by making more funds available for the development of public shooting ranges. "As a steadfast supporter of the Second Amendment, I am proud to sponsor this legislation that will increase access to public shooting ranges and protect our cherished hunting and fishing traditions," said Senator Capito. "This bil… Continue Reading


04.17.15

VIDEO: Senator Capito’s Weekly Address to West Virginians

Click here to watch Senator Capito's Weekly Address to West Virginians. Weekly Address to West VirginiansApril 17, 2015 Hi, I'm Senator Shelley Moore Capito and this is my weekly Senate update. This week we surpassed the 100-day mark in the new Senate.With just 100 days under our belt, we are already making good progress on the issues we set out to tackle in January.One of these issues was resolved on Tuesday when the Senate passed a bill to improve Medicare access for seniors and extend heal… Continue Reading


04.17.15

Capito Comments on Boone County Ambulance Authority USDA Grant

MADISON, W.VA. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito today released the following statement regarding the Boone County Ambulance Authority receiving a $1.86 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program: "It is extremely important that our local first responders have the tools and training needed to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations. These brave men and women save lives, keep our communities safe and put their own health and safety on th… Continue Reading


04.16.15

Capito Urges Court to Strike Down Unlawful EPA Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding oral arguments being heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today in West Virginia v. EPA, which challenges the legality of President Obama's "Clean Power Plan": "While there is no question that we must take steps to protect our environment, it simply cannot be at West Virginia's expense. EPA's unprecedented and sweeping regulations threaten to wipe out… Continue Reading


04.15.15

Capito Statement on Legislation to Hold FDA Accountable for Approving Opioid Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined with Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and David Vitter (R-LA) to introduce the FDA Accountability for Public Safety Act. Senator Capito released the following statement about the legislation, which would hold the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accountable for opioid drugs approved by the agency: “West Virginia’s drug epidemic has claimed far too many lives of our friends, neighbors and children. We must brin… Continue Reading


04.15.15

Capito Votes to Preserve Health Care Access for West Virginians, Extend Children’s Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R.-W.Va.) voted for legislation yesterday to improve Medicare access for seniors and extend health insurance for children in West Virginia.The bill, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which passed on a 92-8 vote last night, permanently replaces the Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, which has been patched 17 times since 2002, and ensures seniors in need of outpatient rehabilitation services have access to affo… Continue Reading


04.09.15

Capito Meets with Wood County Leaders Who Visited North Dakota Natural Gas Hot Spot

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today met with Wood County community leaders who recently traveled to Minot, North Dakota to learn about preparing for a surge in population and economic activity caused by the natural gas boom. Senator Capito issued the following statement following today's meeting:"The natural gas boom is turning small communities around the country into hotbeds of economic growth and activity. I am excited that Wood County and the Mid-Ohio Valley… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Capito and Manchin Announce Nearly $615,000 for Safety Improvements at Grant County Airport

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced $614,582 in federal funding for improvements at Grant County Airport in Petersburg. The funding will be used to upgrade the runway lighting system to ensure the safety of operations during low visibility conditions."Investing in West Virginia's airport infrastructure is critical to the safety of our pilots, passengers and the local community who benefit from the services provided by the Gran… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Capito and Manchin Announce $525,000 for Critical Construction at Mercer County Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced $525,000 in federal funding for a construction project at Mercer County Airport in Bluefield. The funding will be used for a necessary taxiway that will enhance the safety of airfield operations and ensure that the airport meets specific design standards. "Investing in West Virginia's airport infrastructure is critical to the safety of our pilots and passengers who benefit from the servi… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Capito and Manchin Announce Nearly $11 Million for Head Start Programs in Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced a total of $10,868,104 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start Programs across Southern West Virginia.The Coalfield Community Action Partnership, which serves children and families in McDowell and Mingo Counties, will receive a total of $4,217,518. Southwestern Community Action Council, which serves children and families in Cabell, Lincoln, Maso… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Capito Hosts Human Trafficking Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) hosted a human trafficking summit today at West Liberty University near Wheeling, West Virginia to discuss solutions for ending human trafficking. Last year, then Congresswoman Capito hosted a forum at West Virginia State University to begin laying the groundwork necessary to combat human trafficking in West Virginia. Since then, the number of suspected human trafficking incidents reported to the National Human Trafficking Resourc… Continue Reading


04.07.15

ICYMI: Op-Ed: Battling Human Trafficking

Twenty million - that's the estimated number of human trafficking victims worldwide. Hundreds of thousands of these victims are Americans - mostly women and children - and many are right here in our own backyard.When I first learned about human trafficking and saw the statistics, I was shocked that this horrific industry was making a fortune within our borders. In the United States alone, human trafficking rakes in an astounding $9.8 billion from the use and abuse of victims.While not in large n… Continue Reading


04.06.15

Capito Meets West Virginia Troops, Military Officials and Political Leaders During Trip to Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and five other Senators on a congressional delegation trip to Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq last week."After having the opportunity to once again visit this region of the world and see firsthand the turmoil that threatens the security of America and our allies, I am more grateful than ever for our troops and the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. Meeting with West Virgin… Continue Reading


04.06.15

Capito Congratulates West Virginia’s Cherry Blossom Princess Emma Shannon Casey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement congratulating Emma Shannon Casey of Charleston for being selected as West Virginia's 2015 Cherry Blossom Princess:"As a member of the Pi Alpha Kappa Cherry Blossom Princess Sorority and co-chair of this year's Cherry Blossom Princess Program, I am honored to congratulate Emma Shannon Casey for being named West Virginia's Cherry Blossom Princess for 2015. The educational, leadership and cultural activit… Continue Reading


04.04.15

Capito Statement on Upper Big Branch Mine Tragedy Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the fifth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion on April 5: "Five years ago, 29 coal miners perished in the terrible tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine. Our hearts still ache for the families of the hard-working miners whose lives were lost far too soon. Coal mining is a proud West Virginia tradition, but it is not without risks. We must continue working together to pro… Continue Reading


04.03.15

Senator Capito Wishes West Virginians a Happy Easter

"As West Virginians come together with friends and family this holiday weekend, my husband Charlie and I would like to wish all who celebrate a safe and blessed Easter." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement in celebration of Easter: "As West Virginians come together with friends and family this holiday weekend, my husband Charlie and I would like to wish all who celebrate a safe and blessed Easter. We would also like to thank th… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million to Support Family Health Care Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,009,786 in federal funding to the West Virginia Office of Maternal and Child Health Services (OMCHS). The funding will help support the various programs offered under OMCHS with the goal of building better health care infrastructure in the state. The organization specializes in serving the needs of women, infants, children, families, and children with special health care needs."In West Virgini… Continue Reading


03.31.15

Capito Statement on Obama Administration’s International Climate Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's international climate change plan, which was submitted to the United Nations today: "The climate plan submitted to the United Nations today is extremely troubling. In 1997, the Senate voted unanimously for the Byrd-Hagel resolution, which stated that any international climate agreement must not result in serious harm to the U.S. economy. With today's submiss… Continue Reading


03.31.15

FEMA Grants Federal Disaster Declaration for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's March 24 request for a federal disaster declaration following Winter Storm Thor. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement in response: "This emergency declaration will allow West Virginia to access much-needed federal disaster aid to recover from the significant damage caused by Winter Storm Thor. Last week, I joined with my colleagues in West Virginia… Continue Reading

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