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  • BELLE, W.Va. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the EPW Committee, today toured Marmet Locks and Dam. The Marmet Locks and Dam are operated by the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which the EPW Committee oversees.“The Marmet Locks and Dam are critical to the navigation of the Kanawha River, keeping commerce flowing safely and... Read More
  • Click here or the image above to watch Ranking Member Capito’s opening remarks. BECKLEY, W.Va. – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held the first of a two-part hearing series focusing on the unique challenges that small, disadvantaged, and rural communities face in accessing and maintaining drinking water and wastewater services.Below is the committee hearing opening statement of Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), as prepared for delivery:“Thank you,... 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 $149,936 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to West Virginia University (WVU) for a future West Virginia farmers, ranchers and rural development professionals training program. This program will develop a Regional Food System Development Certificate at WVU to prepare the next... Read More
  • HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) visited Marshall University today for the launch of the school’s new Institute for Cyber Security (ICS).Senator Capito, who helped directly support the Institute’s formulation through her role as Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered remarks and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony. During the visit, Senator Capito delivered a letter from Cybersecurity and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and a bicameral group of members of Congress in calling on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm to renew the National Coal Council (NCC).In the letter, the group highlights the importance of the NCC in advancing coal policy, technology, and markets. The NCC plays a major role in new coal production for environmentally responsible uses including energy... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,972,075 for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will reimburse costs accrued from COVID-19 testing and support... 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 $4,739,494 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to support several recipients in West Virginia. This funding will be used to improve the quality, availability, and organization of HIV health care and support services in West Virginia.“Just this past year, we have seen HIV numbers... 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 $770,864 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. This funding will support state pipeline safety programs and hazardous materials preparedness programs across West Virginia.“It’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and a bipartisan group of her colleagues introduced resolution this week recognizing October 2021 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month.“Dyslexia is a common learning disability that can pose significant challenges to students and adults,” Senator Capito said. “I’m proud to join my colleagues from both sides of the aisle with this resolution to continue raising awareness about the need for early... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) this week introduced the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Policy and Cybersecurity Coordination Act, a bill to refocus the NTIA’s Office for Policy Analysis and Development on cybersecurity and policy development.“American consumers are the ones who are hurt most by cyberattacks and breaches of private data,” Senator Capito said. “As... 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 Appropriations Committee, today announced a $299,362 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to support wetlands protection.“I’m glad to see this investment heading to our state, which will assist WVDEP in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcement that Citynet will receive $53 million in funding through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). Citynet is the first West Virginia company to be approved for this specific funding.“In order to improve connectivity in West Virginia,... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s remarks, click here or the image above.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor today to wish West Virginia’s own Hershel “Woody” Williams a happy 98th birthday, and to share his story of service and sacrifice. Williams is the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient.Senator Capito previously introduced a resolution requesting a state funeral for the last surviving... 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 $293,244 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Grow Ohio Valley as part of the urban Agriculture Innovation Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program. This funding will support the utilization of the Big Wheeling Agrarian Center as a training and demonstration farm to support new urban farmers.“Grow Oho Valley is doing... 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 $5,599,446 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three projects at West Virginia University to study and develop emerging technologies, including smarter and more secure manufacturing, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advancing computing capabilities in the state.“These NSF awards announced today will help... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, joined 37 of her colleagues in a letter—led by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas)—asking U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to address reports that thousands of migrants in Del Rio, Texas, were released into the interior of the U.S. instead of facing removal as the Biden administration had previously... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,000,000 from the Department of Energy for a hydrogen research project involving the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This project will accelerate breakthroughs in emerging hydrogen leak detection technologies and support advancements in the clean hydrogen sector.“It’s important for the United States to support... 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 $800,000 from the U. S. Department Health and Human Services (HHS) Community Economic Development Program. This funding will be used by the Coalfield Development Corporation in their efforts to construct rental cabins, a conference center, a wellness center, and make improvements to a vacant development site designed to provide a rustic... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s remarks, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today joined a group of her colleagues in urging President Biden to finally address the ongoing southern border crisis. Senator Capito made the following remarks at a Senate GOP press conference highlighting the need to put back in place policies that deter illegal immigration and keep... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the below statement following the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)’s announcement of proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process:“The proposed revisions would reverse the common-sense changes that modernized the NEPA process. Protracting the paperwork process adds unnecessary red tape back into... Read More