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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for 31 qualified high school seniors from 11 counties in West Virginia. A board chosen by Senator Capito reviewed each nominee’s application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations.“I’m absolutely thrilled to be nominating these bright young West Virginians to represent our state at our U.S. Service Academies,” Senator Capito said. “For... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,389,154 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia’s Office of the Adjutant General. The funds will be used to support emergency protective measures in response to... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement regarding the 2020 presidential election results:“Like the overwhelming majority of West Virginians, I voted to re-elect President Donald J. Trump. I am proud to have supported many of President Trump’s policies that have strengthened West Virginia’s economy and moved our country forward. Working together with President Trump and his administration, we lowered taxes,... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with several of her colleagues, introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate November 2020 as National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This resolution promotes the importance of early detection of lung cancer to help save lives. It also recognizes the need for research to improve early diagnosis, screening, and treatment.“As a state, West Virginia is disproportionately impacted by lung cancer. As a result,... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, applauded the announcement today made by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that a credential authentication technology (CAT) unit at Yeager Airport in Charleston is fully operational. Chairman Capito has strongly advocated for the deployment of this technology through her role on the Senate Appropriations Committee.This CAT unit will enhance... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with fellow Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s inclusion of their bill to improve education and training curriculum at aviation maintenance technician schools as part of S. 3969, the Aircraft Safety and Certification Reform Act of 2020, legislation the committee passed... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to thank U.S. service members and their families for their sacrifices as the holiday season approaches.HIGHLIGHTS:WEST VIRGINIA’S PROUD MILITARY HISTORY: “My home state of West Virginia has a long and proud history of answering the call of duty. I think we have the highest percentage per capita of military veterans. I’m the proud daughter of a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient. I grew up... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition to increase the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables by incentivizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient families.“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $952,686 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support three housing authorities in West Virginia. This funding comes through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and Mainstream Voucher Program. The HCV program grants were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.). The bill passed the Senate in December 2019 and will be sent to the President for... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Marshall University plane crash on November 14, 1970.“50 years later, we remember the lives lost, the families torn apart, and the community heartbreak following the devastating plane crash that took the lives of 75 sons and daughters of Marshall. I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was a senior in high school and my father was the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $28,631,377 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to heat low income West Virginia homes.“As we transition into the colder winter months in West Virginia, assistance from LIHEAP can make all the difference for some of our families. Making certain that this... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,071,361 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for West Virginia. Funding will support air and water pollution control, provide resources for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and promote initiatives at West Virginia’s higher education institutions.“This funding from EPA is welcome... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan Senate coalition advocating for a large enough C-130 aircraft fleet in West Virginia and across the country to support active duty missions as well as respond to disasters and emergencies at home. Specifically, the senators and their colleagues wrote a letter urging Armed Services Committee conferees to make sure the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill adopts House... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement ahead of the observance of Veterans Day:“For decades, West Virginians have answered the call and bravely fought to defend our country and the values we hold dear. From the Greatest Generation—like Woody Williams and my father, former West Virginia Governor Arch Moore, Jr.—to younger soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, all have served admirably. We are forever... Read More
  • WASHINTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today made a statement on the release of the Chairman’s Marks of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills. The 12 bills and reports that direct funding for the federal government did not undergo the regular appropriations process this summer. Instead, a stopgap funding measure was signed into law on... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today released legislation by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The legislation provides $69.8 billion to support investments in border security, disaster recovery and prevention, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, critical programs to improve national... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,203,020 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat violent crime and improve data recording in West Virginia. This funding was made available through DOJ’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP), and the State Justice Statistics (SJS) program.“It is... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,900,000 in federal funding for Grandview Doolin Public Service District in Proctor, West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be used for water infrastructure to provide potable water service to industrial customers in Marshall County. Additionally, this EDA... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,221,801 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in West Virginia. This funding is made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“Ensuring that our mothers, infants, and young families have access to the proper health resources... Read More