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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.) and today led a bipartisan group of nine Senators in urging Senate leadership to clarify eligibility for publicly owned hospitals and similar care providers within the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) administered by the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). Currently, both for-profit and non-profit hospitals are eligible for assistance, creating a disparity this letter seeks to resolve. The PPP... 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 $12,939,053 for health centers across West Virginia through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program.“As our state battles the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important that quality health care services are available for all of our residents—including those in small, hard-to-reach... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following Democrats’ objection of standalone emergency funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):  “Today’s unanimous consent request was an attempt to continue a program that is all about saving small business jobs in West Virginia and across the country. So far, hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the country have applied for these loans.... 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 $264,600 from the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve historical sites that are significant in the fight for civil rights in America.“Conserving and protecting historic sites in West Virginia is incredibly important, especially those that revolve around our nation’s civil rights movement,” said Senator Capito.... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with 15 other senators sent a letter to the Trump administration urging flexibility for how state and local governments can use funds included in the Coronavirus Relief Fund.The Coronavirus Relief Fund, created in Section 601 of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides each state a minimum of $1.25 billion in funding to address the impacts of the coronavirus... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.-01), and Governor Jim Justice today announced $1,576,520 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the city of Piedmont to construct a new water line to address an emergency water loss supply due to the closure of a local water treatment plant.“This is truly great news for our state, especially for our residents in Piedmont and Mineral... 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, announced $2,381,858 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to provide support and services to West Virginians living with HIV/AIDS.“As our state continues to battle the opioid epidemic, we have seen an increase in a variety... 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 $3,758,289 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) Program for the Greenbrier Valley Airport. The funding will allow the airport to continue its partnership with SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to provide Greenbrier and White Sulphur Springs with United Express Jet Service through 12 round trip flights per... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s approval of Governor Jim Justice’s request for a major disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The approval of this disaster declaration will allow for new funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to aid West Virginia in response efforts.On Tuesday, Senator Capito led the West Virginia... 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 $55,656,246 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for West Virginia. Specifically, the funding, which was made possible following President Trump’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), will assist communities and public... 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 $306,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for economic development across West Virginia.“The EDA continues to be a key partner as West Virginia grows economically,” Senator Capito said. “The issues that face our Eastern Panhandle differ greatly from southern West Virginia or our Ohio River Valley. I... 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 $2,571,641 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for senior services across West Virginia“Providing our disabled and senior citizens with access to proper health services is essential, especially during this difficult time,” said Senator... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and 21 of her colleagues yesterday penned a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Treasury calling on the agencies to automatically qualify seniors for the direct Economic Impact Payments. Last night, Treasury clarified that Social Security recipients will not need to file an abbreviated tax return, but the cash payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. Included... 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 $2,228,429 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for maternal and child health services in West Virginia.“Supporting our mothers, children, and young families in West Virginia is crucial, especially during these uncertain times,”... 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 $19 million for communities across West Virginia in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus... 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 a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Business and Development Loan Guarantee for the West Virginia Great Barrel Company’s (WVGBC) Audrina Mill in Monroe County. This USDA Rural Development loan of $4.9 million will help the sawmill manage manufacturing and flooring costs, as well as save 47 jobs.“Keeping... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) was signed into law recently to expand apprenticeship opportunities for veterans. The legislation, called The Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act previously passed the U.S. Senate in December 2019. The bill would allow more veterans to use their GI bill benefits toward securing a registered apprenticeship.“For our men and women in... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke with members of the Community Bankers of West Virginia (CBWV) and the West Virginia Bankers Association (WVBA) on a teleconference call. During the call, Senator Capito provided a coronavirus (COVID-19) update and answered questions on what lenders should expect given the new guidelines set in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday,... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.-1), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.-2), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.-3) today sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump in support of Governor Jim Justice’s request for an expedited major disaster declaration for West Virginia as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.“Though West Virginia was the last state to have its first reported... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke with members of the West Virginia Automobile Dealers Association (WVADA), the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVONGA), the Independent Oil and Natural Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV), and the West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA) on teleconference calls where she provided an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. During the call, Senator Capito heard from small business... Read More