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Congressional Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Capito Announces Release of More Than $106 Million for Flood Mitigation in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the release of $106,494,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the state of West Virginia to support long-term flood recovery and mitigation efforts. As a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Capito  more

Capito Introduces Legislation to Improve Access to Rural Health Care for New, Expecting Moms
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill would provide training for medical professionals, build upon new, existing innovations to end rural disparities in maternal health * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined with Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) to introduce the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services (MOMS) Act, bipartisan le  more

Capito, Other EPW Leaders Introduce Comprehensive Highway Bill
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan legislation includes Capito provision to improve infrastructure, encourage development in Appalachia * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today joined EPW Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Transportation and Inf  more

Chairman Capito Announces Several DHS Grants for West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced several U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants totaling more than $8 million dollars that will benefit West Virginia. As chairman, Senator Capito oversees funding for all aspects of the department, including its many grant programs. "As chairman of the Homeland   more

EPW Advances Capito-Sponsored Highway Bill
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Comprehensive, bipartisan legislation includes several Capito provisions to improve infrastructure, encourage development in West Virginia * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today voted at a committee markup to advance America's Transportation Infrastructure   more

Graham, Manchin Introduce Bill to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) today introduced the United States Reciprocal Trade Act, which will level the playing field with our foreign trade partners. Companion legislation was introduced by U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin) in January 2019. Graham noted that, with some of the lowest tariffs in the world, the United States is not cu  more

Manchin Applauds Rail Excursion Management Co. Announcement of New Train for Railroad Days Festival
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), applauded the Rail Excursion Management Co. announcement that they will be running their new Autumn Colors Express from Huntington, West Virginia to Hinton, West Virginia from October 25-27, 2019. The Autumn Colors Express will continue the 50 year tradition of the Railroad Days Festival, where passengers travel roundtrip in vintage trains. This announcement comes after C  more

Manchin Attends President's Signing of the LEGION Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) went to the White House to attend the President's signing of his legislation, The Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service (LEGION) Act. This bill will allow all Veterans to join the American Legion, no matter when they served their active duty. Membership in The American Legion allows Veterans to engage in public service activities, such as  more

Manchin, Graham Introduce Bill to Stengthen U.S. Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today introduced the United States Reciprocal Trade Act, which will level the playing field with our foreign trade partners. Companion legislation was introduced by U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) in January 2019. "For far too long, West Virginia has been devastated by unfair trade practices," said Senator Manchin. "Our state has the best   more

Rep. Miller Announces $215,000 for Substance Abuse Treatment Program
WASHINGTON, Jul 30 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant of $215,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the Appalachian Transportation Institute at Marshall University. The grant will be used to fund a pilot project improving access to transportation for substance abuse disorder treatment in Huntington, West Virginia. Congresswoman Miller said, "I am so pleased to see this partnership aimed a  more

Sen. Capito Encourages Support for Comprehensive, Bipartisan Highway Bill
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights provisions to rebuild roads, improve infrastructure, encourage development * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today spoke on the Senate floor in support of America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, her bipartisan legislation to rebuild a  more

Sen. Capito Issues Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Budget Agreement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan budget agreement: The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 67 to 28, and it now heads to the president's desk for his signature. "I'm glad that President Trump and the administration were able to negotiate a budget agreement with House leadership that allows us to now move forward with the appropriations process. "One of our most important jobs as member  more

Sen. Manchin Announces National Science Foundation Decision to Keep Green Bank Observatory Open
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Senator Manchin (D-WV) announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) decision to keep the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County open. In 2012, NSF recommended divesting the facility. In response, as a member of the Appropriations Committee overseeing NSF's budget, Senator Manchin made sure to include provisions in the 2018 spending bill preventing NSF from divesting itself of faciliti  more

Sen. Manchin Issues Statement Urging President Trump to Nominate FERC Commissioners
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-West Virginia, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement urging President Trump to nominate two individuals, one Republican and one Democrat, to fill the two vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: "FERC was established as a five-member commission and has historically operated above the political fray. "In today's changing energy environment, it has never been mor  more

Sens. Barrasso, Carper, Capito, Cardin Issue Statements on America's Transportation Infrastructure Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Ranking Member Thomas Carper, D-Delaware, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ranking Member Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statements on the full committee passage of the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act (S. 2302): The legislation as amended passed the committee by a vote  more

Sens. Barrasso, Carper, Capito, Cardin Issue Statements on America's Transportation Infrastructure Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ranking Member Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statements on the full committee passage of the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act (S. 2302): The legislation as amended passed the committee b  more

Sens. Carper, Barrasso, Cardin, Capito Issue Statements on America's Transportation Infrastructure Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Delaware, issued the following statements with Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's passage of the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act (S. 2302): The legislation as amended passed the committee by a vote of 21 to 0. The bill authorizes $287 billion over five years, including $259 billion for formula programs to maintain and r  more

Sens. Manchin, Romney, Carper, Sott Issue Statement on Voting Against Budget Deal
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following joint statement with Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Tom Carper, D-Delaware, and Rick Scott, R-Florida, on why they voted against the budget deal: "We want to thank our colleagues, Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy, for all the work they and their staffs did to put this package together. "We recognize that theirs was not an easy task, and we're grateful that they were willing to work so hard to put it together. Ha  more