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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • 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 $599,127 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects through the West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. The projects focus on prosthetic joint infection treatment and natural gas byproducts.“The National Science Foundation and West Virginia University Research Corporation continue to work... 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 $9,123,688 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security. This funding is designated for state management costs associated with the devastating flood in... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Recently, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced over $43 million through the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Since the creation of the SOR grant program in 2018, this is the fourth time these awards have been announced for West Virginia, bringing the total amount to over $100 million for the state.This amount... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), along with Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) today called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to finalize “partial fill” regulations as rates of opioid overdose deaths rise nationwide and as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an outsized impact on opioid use disorder (OUD)... 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 $2,100,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for development projects in West Virginia.“ARC continues to be a steadfast partner for West Virginia, providing support in a variety of areas from water infrastructure to economic development. The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in all different sectors of West... 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 $3,103,241 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help West Virginia University (WVU) increase COVID-19 testing in underserved and vulnerable communities across West Virginia.“As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must make sure we have widespread testing available, including in our rural and... 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 $253,996 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support programs that work to prevent future opioid abuse and prepare future occupational therapists for treatment and prevention of substance use disorders.“West Virginia University continues to be a leader in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,335,292 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire departments across the state of West Virginia. This funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant... 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 $27,028,072 from the U.S. Department Agriculture (USDA) to support rural development in communities across West Virginia. The funding will be used for a variety of services, including rural business development, housing preservation, renewable energy expansion, and infrastructure improvements with the goals of increasing economic... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today introduced legislation that would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical centers. The legislation would help better address transparency issues at VAMC’s in light of the deaths of veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center.“Following the troubling news out of the Clarksburg VA, I have remained in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), along with Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.), today applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of their bill, the Reinvigorating Lending for the Future (RLF) Act of 2020, legislation to reduce barriers to lending for recipients of capitalization grants through the U.S. Economic Development... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE Act), legislation she cosponsored in the Senate. The bill includes language from the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act and the Chesapeake WILD Act, two bipartisan bills Senator Capito has sponsored to support habitat restoration and conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay region. The ACE Act now... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after meeting with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next Supreme Court justice:“Judge Barrett has a strong record of commitment to the rule of law and carefully considering the text and history of the Constitution. When Judge Barrett was first nominated by President Trump, she expressed her view that judges are not policy makers. I... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined her colleagues Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) for a press conference to discuss Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a jurist and role model, as well as the Left’s double standard when it comes to covering women in public service.“What I would implore our Senate colleagues—and really the rest of the... 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 applauded a $2.6 million investment from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the city of Kenova, West Virginia, to make water infrastructure improvements needed to spur business growth and economic development throughout the region. This EDA grant will be matched with $966,000 in local funds and is expected to create 39 jobs, save 474... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced a resolution to recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.“Since President Trump signed my Childhood Cancer STAR Act into law, children battling cancer continue to see better outcomes thanks to more advanced research. I’m proud to join my colleagues in recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Together,... 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 $2,105,233 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support workforce development efforts in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) program and will assist with economic development initiatives for locations hard-hit by... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Major League Baseball (MLB) and USA Baseball to announce a new format for the Appalachian League, which will feature the nation’s top rising college freshmen and sophomores. The new format affirms MLB’s commitment to the region, maintains the existing branding of the league, and assures that the Appalachian League will continue to host high-caliber baseball and future Major Leaguers for years to... Read More
  • ROMNEY, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today kicked off her Capito Connect broadband tour with several visits in Romney and Capon Bridge. Senator Capito launched her Capito Connect initiative in 2015 as a roadmap to better connect West Virginia homes, businesses, and classrooms. Since launching the initiative, the program has helped increase broadband deployment and accessibility in West Virginia through public-private partnerships and driving more federal funds to 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 $2,410,758 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) STOP Formula Grant Program. The JAG Program funding will be used to support initiatives including drug task forces, crime prevention, justice information sharing... Read More