Press Releases

02.23.15

Capito Statement on DHS Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In advance of today's cloture vote on the Motion to Proceed to legislation that both fully funds the Department of Homeland Security and blocks the president's unlawful executive amnesty, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement:"It is time to enter into a productive discussion about how to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security and stop President Obama's unlawful executive overreach granting amnesty to five million illegal immigrants. Our … Continue Reading


02.20.15

Capito Statement Following Visit to Fayette County Train Derailment Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) visited the site of the CSX train derailment in Fayette County. Senator Capito received a briefing from the Federal Railroad Administration's Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg, Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Robert P. Hill and representatives from the Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Senator Capito released the following statement and photos abo… Continue Reading


02.19.15

Thursday Update: Fayette County Train Derailment Response Continues

***Update as of 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015*** Members of my team were on-site again today receiving an update on the latest response details, and my staff continues to be available to assist those in need. To contact my office, please call: • Charleston office: 304-347-5372 • Martinsburg office: 304-262-9285 Those who have been impacted by the train derailment can also call 1-877-835-5279 and dial 3 to speak with a CSX representative. This line is operationa… Continue Reading


02.18.15

Latest Update: Fayette County Train Derailment Emergency Response Information

***Update as of 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015*** My staff continues to be available to assist those in need. Today, members of my team visited City Hall in Montgomery and met with members of the Red Cross. They also spoke with National Guardsmen at Valley High School while they were preparing to transport water for distribution. To contact my office, please call: • Charleston office: 304-347-5372 • Martinsburg office: 304-262-9285 Shelter locations: Those… Continue Reading


02.17.15

Emergency Response Update: Fayette County Train Derailment

***Update as of 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015***As the response to the Fayette County train derailment continues, my sole focus is making sure West Virginians have access to the information and resources they need. I've spoken with Governor Tomblin and CSX to ensure we're doing everything possible for those impacted by this devastating incident, and my office is in constant contact with CSX as well as federal, state and local officials. My staff continues to be available to assist thos… Continue Reading


02.16.15

Emergency Response Information: Fayette County Train Derailment

My thoughts are with those impacted by the train derailment in Fayette County today. My office is in touch with emergency responders, and we are keeping a close eye on the situation. I urge all West Virginians near the site of the derailment to stay safe. My office is ready and willing to assist West Virginians in need during this difficult time.To contact my office, please call:• Charleston office: 304-347-5372• Martinsburg office: 304-262-9285CSX has opened a Community Outreach Cente… Continue Reading


02.12.15

Capito Votes to Confirm Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding her vote to confirm Dr. Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense: "Dr. Ashton Carter is a very qualified nominee for Secretary of Defense and I am confident he will work tirelessly on behalf of our troops and our nation's security interests. I am encouraged that his position on crucial issues such as Russian aggression in Ukraine and arming and aiding moderate rebels in Syria will translate… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Capito Blasts EPA for Avoiding West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, Janet McCabe, told Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) West Virginia was excluded from public hearings on the EPA's proposed climate rules because locations were chosen based on "where people were comfortable coming." Sen. Capito issued the following statement in response: "I'm appalled … Continue Reading


02.10.15

Capito Statement On Procter & Gamble’s Berkeley County Manufacturing Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding Procter & Gamble's announcement that it will build a $500 million manufacturing facility at the Tabler Station Business Park in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The project is reported to create more than 1,000 construction jobs and 700 permanent jobs. "This is tremendous news for the hard-working people of West Virginia who deserve the opportunity for a good job, especially in the Easte… Continue Reading


02.09.15

Capito Votes to Confirm Michael Botticelli as Director of National Drug Control Policy

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding her vote to confirm Michael Botticelli as Director of National Drug Control Policy: "As Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, Mr. Botticelli visited Huntington and Beckley last summer and witnessed first-hand drug addiction's devastation in West Virginia. "He met with local law enforcement officials, visited The Healing Place of Huntington and toured Cabell Huntington Hospi… Continue Reading


02.06.15

Capito Weekly Video Address to West Virginians, Feb. 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a weekly video address to West Virginians. Capito discusses her efforts to get Washington working for West Virginia again, her reaction to President Obama's proposed budget and her questioning of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. She also highlights her role in passing legislation that helps veterans with access to mental health care, and introducing a bill that fights back against the growing drug epidemic. Watch the v… Continue Reading


02.05.15

Capito, Donnelly: We Must Do More to Combat Heroin, Meth Trafficking Along U.S. Southwest Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) today introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to help combat heroin and methamphetamine trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Stop Drugs at the Border Act of 2015 aims to address increased drug trafficking, as seizures along the Southwest Border and heroin deaths are on the rise. Capito said, "Far too many West Virginia families have been devastated by heroin and methamphetamine addiction, and I ta… Continue Reading


02.05.15

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WV MetroNews: “Capito quizzes EPA chief about stream rule”

WV MetroNews: "Capito quizzes EPA chief about stream rule"By: Chris LawrenceWest Virginia MetroNewsWednesday, Feb. 4, 2015View full story online HERE.U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito raised questions Wednesday during a Congressional hearing about how far new rules proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency would go to extend authority for regulating the Clean Water Act.The EPA's proposed Waters of the United States rule would extend the agency's authority to essentially all bodies … Continue Reading


02.03.15

Capito Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in favor of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which helps veterans transition from active duty service and improves access to mental health care and suicide prevention resources. The bipartisan bill, which Sen. Capito co-sponsored, passed the Senate unanimously and heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. Sen. Capito issued the following statement regarding the bill's passage: "West… Continue Reading


02.02.15

Capito Statement on the President’s Budget

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement today regarding the President's proposed budget: "I'm disappointed by President Obama's budget. Rather than a budget that adds $8.5 trillion to the national debt, we need a budget that responsibly moves our country forward without saddling our children and grandchildren with mountains of debt. We need a budget that invests in job creation, harnesses our abundant energy resources, and doesn't make promis… Continue Reading


01.29.15

VIDEO: Capito Discusses LNG Exports During Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) delivered a statement in support of the LNG Permitting Certainly and Transparency Act (S. 33) during a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. This bill eliminates bureaucratic red tape and expedites liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications so that West Virginia, and other states with vast shale gas reserves, can benefit from the economic opportunities presented by the natural gas boom. Sen. Capito que… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Capito Statement on Passage of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement in response to the Senate's passage of a bipartisan bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: "My first act in the Senate was co-sponsoring this bipartisan bill to authorize Keystone XL's construction. I was proud to see it come to fruition today. Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will bring thousands of jobs and a big boost to America's economy. If President Obama is serious about … Continue Reading


01.28.15

Capito Announces Communications Director, Senior Staff

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced senior staff appointments for her U.S. Senate office, including the hiring of Ashley Berrang as Communications Director. "I'm very proud of the team we have put together. This extremely talented group is committed to serving West Virginians and taking on the challenges facing our state," said Capito. "The wealth of knowledge and experience each member of this team brings to the table will serve West Virginia well." … Continue Reading


01.21.15

Capito Named Chairman of Subcommittee Overseeing EPA Air Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, this week announced Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will serve as the chairman of the Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee. The subcommittee oversees EPA regulations established under the Clean Air Act, including rules to curb carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. "I am honored to welcome Senator Shelley Capito (R-WV) to serve as the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee… Continue Reading


01.19.15

Capito Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this evening released a video in response to President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address. Watch the video HERE.… Continue Reading

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