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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,383,527 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia.“Health centers play such an important role in providing critical care to people across our state, particularly in the more rural areas of West Virginia. Our dedicated health care workers have been vital in our battle... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and chairman of the EPW Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today applauded the passage of several key pieces of legislation that address environmental and infrastructure needs. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 omnibus government funding bill, which passed the Senate last night, included several EPW-related measures Senator Capito... 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 $1,859,051 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for opioid misuse research and programs across West Virginia.“The opioid crisis has affected lives and communities across the country, but some states—including West Virginia—have been hit harder than others,” Senator Capito said.... 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 $4,473,661 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs across West Virginia.“Programs like Head Start provide our children with the foundation needed to set them on a trajectory towards success,” Senator Capito said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how resilient our students are,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today announced the passage of their bipartisan School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act that will reauthorize funding for school-based health centers through 2026. School-based health centers provide a combination of primary care, mental health care, substance abuse counseling, case management, dental health, nutrition education, health education and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), joined by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today announced Senate passage of the bipartisan Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer’s Act. Thanks to their successful bipartisan push in 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in November 2016 that Medicare would begin covering... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, tonight issued the following statements after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 omnibus appropriations bill, which includes all 12 appropriations measures and legislation to provide targeted coronavirus relief.ON THE OMNIBUS FUNDING PACKAGE: “These funding bills are full of provisions beneficial to West Virginia, including support for broadband expansion,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke on the Senate floor about the coronavirus relief package deal, as well as the omnibus year-end legislative appropriations package. Earlier today, a comprehensive appropriations package was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives to complete the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations process. Additionally, the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) announced a historic, bipartisan agreement to include multiple pieces of environmental innovation legislation in the omnibus.The omnibus will now include:  The Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act to promote carbon capture technologies; The reauthorization of the Diesel Emissions... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee secured the inclusion of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020) in the legislation to fund the government.WRDA 2020 supports our nation’s economic competitiveness by increasing water storage, providing protection from dangerous floodwaters,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statements regarding the inclusion of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act—legislation that would redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve—in the year-end legislative package. This redesignation will promote the beauty and historical... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced her Homeland Security funding bill was included in the year-end legislative package. The bill provides $69.1 billion to support the various missions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Specifically, it makes investments in border security, disaster recovery and prevention, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), both members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today introduced the Every Child Connected Act—legislation that aims to reduce the digital divide between students with and without internet access, known as the Homework Gap. Specifically, the legislation accomplishes this goal by targeting available funding sources from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data privacy... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement regarding yesterday’s Electoral College vote:“Yesterday, the electoral college cast their votes, solidifying that former Vice President Joe Biden will be our next president and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will be our next vice president. Following the 2020 presidential election results last month, I said I would respect the certified results and will congratulate our nation’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in favor of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, annual legislation that fulfills Congress’ constitutional duty to “provide for the common defense." “This broad, bipartisan bill focuses on implementing the National Defense Strategy to confront challenges from Russia, China, Iran, as well as protect against international terrorism and other threats. By ensuring technological advantages,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following the announcement that Viatris—a new company created following the November 16 merger between Mylan and Pfizer Inc.’s Upjohn unit—will be ceasing manufacturing operations in Morgantown by July 2021.“I’m incredibly disappointed to learn that Viatris’ Morgantown plant will be ending its manufacturing operations by July 2021. This is devastating news... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to phase out harmful large mesh drift gillnets utilized in the federal waters off the coast of California, the only place the nets are still used in the United States. The Senate passed the bill in July and it now heads to President Donald J. Trump to be signed into... 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 $125,000 for the Fayette County Family Resource Network in Fayetteville through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding was made available through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will help establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance abuse among young... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai voicing her concerns about the ability of Frontier Communications to meet the obligations required by the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction program. This letter follows yesterday’s announcement that nine providers won bids to cover West Virginia through the RDOF program.“If, during the review of Frontier’s long-form... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today participated in a subcommittee hearing entitled “The Logistics of Transporting a COVID-19 Vaccine.” The hearing focused on supply chain issues within the transportation network and ongoing coordination in preparation to distribute the vaccine, as well as the near and long-term outlooks for vaccine distribution.HIGHLIGHTS: TRACKING VACCINATIONS AND DOSING:... Read More