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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • 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, sent a letter to President Obama to express their full support for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s new request to expand the major disaster declaration to include Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties.In the letter, the delegation thanked the Obama Administration and FEMA for their... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s failure to reach cloture on the MILCON-VA/Zika conference report:“Senate Democrats’ decision to play politics with critical funding for our military and veterans is dangerous and disheartening. This vote is an affront to these service men and women who sacrifice so much to keep us safe, and a reckless game to play with our veterans and public... Read More
  • As West Virginia begins to rebuild after the devastating flooding in our state, I wanted to provide an update on the steps being taken to ensure our residents, businesses and communities have the resources needed to recover. I urge all West Virginians to remain cautious, and continue helping friends and neighbors in need. Although the recovery won’t happen overnight, West Virginia is strong, and we will rebuild.  FEMA and SBA Assistance Today, I visited the National Armory in... 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 (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) and Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.), sent a letter to President Obama to express their full support for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s request to declare a major disaster for the state of West Virginia as a result of the extreme flooding throughout the state. The extreme flooding has devastated 44 out of West Virginia’s... Read More
  • My thoughts and prayers are with all West Virginians who have been impacted by the severe flooding throughout our state over the last several days, especially those who have lost or are missing loved ones.Today, I visited Greenbrier County, and some of the hardest hit areas in southern West Virginia, to help ensure those affected have the resources they need. I have been in constant contact with Governor Tomblin, local officials, FEMA and other emergency responders about flood response and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than 45 million Americans living in poverty, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would modernize the federal government’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program to help lift more low-income families out of poverty and put them back onto the path to economic self-sufficiency. The EMPOWER (Enhancing and Modernizing... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Citing West Virginia’s staggering drug epidemic, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) urged the recently appointed House-Senate conference committee to include several provisions that are of importance to West Virginia, which leads the country in drug-related overdose deaths, in the final bill. The conference committee is finalizing opioid legislation in line with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act that passed the Senate in March. In a letter to the conferees... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) introduced the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act to improve health outcomes for individuals at risk for diabetes and save long-term care costs for Medicare. This bipartisan legislation will extend Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy services for Americans with pre-diabetes and risk factors for developing type-2 diabetes. Under current law, Medicare will only cover... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) teamed up with her colleagues to write an op-ed in the Washington Examiner today regarding the historic passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This common-sense, conservative solution provides updates for the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 and is the first-ever major chemical safety reform legislation to reach the president’s desk in forty-years. President Obama will sign the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor urging action on and passage of the Miners Protection Act.“As I have said many times before - the negative regulatory impact on coal extends far beyond the tens of thousands of families who directly suffer a loss of employment. The severe impact on the health care and pensions of our miners is another consequence of the administration’s war on coal,” Senator Capito... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that West Virginia has received more than $5.8 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. “I have often said that West Virginia is like one big small town where our people come together to help one another in times of need,” said Senator Capito. “These... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced today that three volunteer fire departments in West Virginia will receive a total of $124,654 under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funds will go toward operations and safety, and can be used to purchase training and protective gear, as well as to make health and safety improvements to stations and facilities. “As firefighters work to save people and property... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding her support for an amendment that would prevent terrorists from purchasing firearms while also protecting Americans’ constitutional rights:“The horrific act of terrorism in Orlando is a stark reminder that America is under attack by terrorists who want to destroy our freedoms and our way of life. In order to prevent future attacks we need a clear strategy to defeat ISIS, and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that a total of $3,333,436 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has been awarded to 10 West Virginia health centers.“Community health centers offer vital resources to many West Virginians. This funding will help expand access to treatment, including important preventative and primary... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement regarding the committee’s approval of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017 and the Financial Services, General Government Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017. “As West Virginia continues to suffer from job loss caused by this administration’s anti-coal... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of its proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program, a program designed to assist with implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which has been stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court. “EPA’s blatant disregard for the rule of law and the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the harmful Clean Power Plan is its latest assault against... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $172,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services State Office of Rural Health. This funding will be used primarily for workforce development and provider placement, improving access to healthcare in rural communities throughout West... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that West Virginia University will receive $419,910 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding was awarded through the Advanced Education Nursing Grant to train more advanced education nurses. “Nurses play a vital role in the health care industry and the overall well-being of West Virginia’s communities,” said Senator Capito. “The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the Senate on an 85-13 vote: “In light of the very real threats we face from ISIS and other terrorists, we must ensure our troops around the world have the right tools to defend our country. The National Defense Authorization Act will strengthen our military and provide our service men and women with these... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — After hearing from concerned patients, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today led a bipartisan group of eight senators in calling on U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to review patient perspectives on access to health care and the impact of high out-of-pocket expenses. The senators emphasized that certain health care... Read More