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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 23 of their Republican colleagues in introducing a broad package to clarify and strengthen violent crime laws related to homicide, bank robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and other offenses. The Combating Violent and Dangerous Crime Act resolves discrepancies brought on by conflicting court decisions and clarifies congressional intent regarding crimes of violence and their... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Governor Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) convened a robust group of energy industry leaders for a morning of panel discussions and presentations. The events are part of the West Virginia Hydrogen Hub’s Industry Day and will help determine the next steps for establishing West Virginia as the new home of hydrogen energy production. “West Virginia has a proven record as an energy... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), along with Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) led the Senate in passing the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022.WRDA authorizes key projects and studies to tackle water resources challenges across the country, including West Virginia. The bill also makes important... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.9 million grant to the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority in Pineville, West Virginia. The funding will be used to construct three buildings needed to support manufacturing... Read More
  • Click here or the image above to watch Ranking Member Capito’s questions.  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, questioned witnesses about innovative ways Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) projects can be better deployed in regions across the country to grow the economy and preserve and create jobs.HIGHLIGHTS:ENERGY-PRODUCING STATES PREPARED TO LEAD ON... Read More
  • Click here or the image above to watch Ranking Member Capito’s opening remarks from the committee hearing. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing examining the development of projects and implementation of policies supporting Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) technologiesBelow is the opening statement of Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), as prepared for delivery.“Thank you, Chairman Carper, and... Read More
  • Click here to watch Ranking Member Capito’s opening remarks from the committee business meeting. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a business meeting to consider the following items: Annie Caputo to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Bradley Crowell to be a Member of the NRC 15 General Services Administration Resolutions NOTE: Following Ranking Member Capito’s opening remarks, the committee... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement after voting for the CHIPS-Plus Act, bipartisan legislation that invests in domestic chip manufacturing, boosts the potential for scientific research at institutions across West Virginia, and increases opportunities for students entering the workforce in STEM-related fields.“America can never be replaced as the global economic and innovation leader,” Senator Capito said.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $350,142 in federal funding to support a runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. This funding was made available through the fifth round of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP).“We rely on our airports in West Virginia for a variety of services, especially when it comes to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $13,009,453 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to bolster local health centers, provide maternal health services, increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment, support drug addiction research projects, strengthen youth vaccination programs, and enhance public health in West Virginia.“It’s great to see... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $106,770 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The funding will support the purchase of 45 skills testing tablets and 25 deaf and hard of hearing communication devices for each West Virginia regional office to allow DMV staff to better communicate with those deaf... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,211,192 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support three West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages.“West... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University (WVU) will receive $800,000 from NASA for the establishment of a Space Instrument Development Facility. This funding was made available through a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request made by Senator Capito, and will provide the needed infrastructure to complete the facility. In total, Senator Capito secured... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act, a bill to prohibit the federal government from using the flawed social cost of carbon, social cost of methane, social cost of nitrous oxide, or the social cost of any other greenhouse gas metrics in the rulemaking process.“In West Virginia, we know... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three grants, totaling $1,074,383, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).“These investments will help ensure our state’s air and waters stay clean and healthy for both public and environmental health,” Ranking Member Capito... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Congressman David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.-01) and Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.-03) signed a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging support for the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and approval of its pending request for a four-year extension.LETTER EXCERPT: “At a time when energy prices are soaring, it is imperative that FERC works... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,196,939 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program in West Virginia. The funding will be available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will support health services and treatment... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s questioning, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, participated in a full committee hearing on the nomination of Dr. Arati Prabhakar to be Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). During the hearing, Senator Capito discussed the need to support science centers in West Virginia, as well as the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined a group of bipartisan senators in introducing the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887. The legislation comes after months of bipartisan negotiations and will ensure the electoral votes tallied by Congress accurately reflect each state’s vote for president and will promote a peaceful... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University (WVU) will receive a total of $100,000 from NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. This funding is designed to fast-track research and development applicable to NASA’s mission priorities though their Rapid Response Research (R3)... Read More