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Congressional Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Capito Cosponsors Bipartisan U.S. Olympic Committee Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced her support for the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). The bipartisan legislation would reform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in response to findings of systemic abuse within the U.S. Olympic movement. U.S. Senator  more

Capito, Manchin Announce $910K for Health Centers Throughout West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $910,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 26 health centers throughout West Virginia. This funding will help improve operational and clinical practices by increasing access to technology, enhancing security of patient information a  more

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $7.5 Million for West Virginia Airports
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,547,379 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport improvement and construction throughout West Virginia. This funding will help remove obstructions, construct buildings, improve runways, and enhance a  more

CBO Issues Cost Estimate for Appalachian Energy for National Security Act
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Congressional Budget Office issued the following cost estimate: S. 1064 would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a study on the national and economic security implications of building petrochemical facilities for ethane and other natural gas liquids in the geographic area covered by parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. DOE would be required to coordinate with several different agencies to evaluate the benefits and potential risks to  more

GAO Issues Report on Nuclear Supply Chain
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Energy's use of the enhanced procurement authority and on the status of any previous recommendations. The report (GAO-19-606R) is titled "Nuclear Supply Chain: NNSA Should Notify Congress of Its Recommendations to Improve the Enhanced Procurement Authority". The report was sent to Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Servic  more

Manchin, Capito Announce $910K For Health Centers Throughout West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $910,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 26 health centers throughout West Virginia. This funding will help improve operational and clinical practices by increasing access to technology, enhancing security of patient information and improving pa  more

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Support Displaced Workers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $303,369 to support a West Virginia University (WVU) project that would transition workers to develop digital skills in regional areas where traditional industries have left. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "It is important to bring ed  more

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.2 Million For Rural Development And Wastewater Investment Across West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,213,675 for organizations across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grants and Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants. "Rural businesses, including the many that call West Virginia home, work incredibly hard to i  more

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7.5 Million For West Virginia Airports
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,547,379 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport improvement and construction throughout West Virginia. This funding will help remove obstructions, construct buildings, improve runways and enhance airport qual  more

Manchin, Cramer Introduce Resolution Honoring Battle of Bulge 75th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced a resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. "Now therefore be it resolved," the resolution states, "that the Senate commemorates, on December 16, 2019, the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II; recognizes the valiant efforts of the various Allied Forces; and remembers the individuals wh  more

Manchin, Cramer Introduce Resolution Honoring Battle of Bulge 75th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced a resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. "Now therefore be it resolved," the resolution states, "that the Senate commemorates, on December 16, 2019, the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II; recognizes the valiant efforts of the various Allied Forces; and remembers the individuals wh  more

Rep. Miller Announces $142,500 Grant to the Greenbrier County Airport Authority
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Miller (WV-3) announced today a grant of $142,500 from the Department of Transportation to the Greenbrier County Airport Authority in Lewisburg, West Virginia. "Thank you to the Department of Transportation investing in the safety of the Greenbrier Valley Airport. The infrastructure of our airports is a top priority of mine. Without them we could not strengthen our economy and create new  more

Rep. Miller Announces $2.3 Million Grant for Head Start Programs
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant of $2,378,080 from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families to the Fayette County Child Development Center. The grant will be used for the Head Start Program. Congresswoman Miller said, "Ensuring opportunities for children to grow and learn is a priority I hold near to my heart. I am excited to see ho  more

Rep. Miller Announces $300,000 Grant to Kee Field Airport
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant of $300,000 from the Department of Transportation to the Kee Field Airport in Pineville, West Virginia for runway improvements. Congresswoman Miller said, "This investment from the Department of Transportation is crucial to rebuilding our infrastructure. Our airports play an important role in connecting our state, strengthening our economy, and  more

Rep. Miller Announces $400,000 Grant From EPA
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced, today, a grant of $406, 270 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture for the operation of its Pesticides Program. These funds will carry out enforcement of pesticide regulations as well as other programs relative to certification and training for pesticide applicators, worker protection, maintaining wa  more

Rep. Miller Announces Funding for Disaster Recovery in Response to the Severe Storms in February 2018
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant of $800,000 from the Department of Labor to assist in cleanup efforts in the western region of West Virginia. This additional funding brings the total Dislocated Worker Grants (DWG) funds awarded for this project to $1,633,325. Congresswoman Miller said, "This grant is an exciting step forward in mobilizing this important, ongoing effort to reb  more

Sen. Manchin Issues Statement on Shooting of W.Va. State Trooper in Pocahontas County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following statement on the shooting of West Virginia State Trooper Josh M. Tallman in Pocahontas County: "Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the shooting of State Trooper Josh M. Tallman in the line of duty last night in Pocahontas County. "We are always grateful for those who put themselves in harm's way to protect and serve West Virginians. "Trooper Tallman's family, friends and loved ones will remain in our prayer  more

Sens. Manchin, Toomey Issue Statement on President Trump's Support for Background Check Bill
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following joint statement on President Trump's support for the background check bill: "This morning, we both separately discussed with President Trump our support for passing our bipartisan legislation to strengthen background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, and terrorists while respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners and all   more

Sens. Manchin, Toomey Issue Statement on President Trump's Support for Background Check Bill
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following joint statement on President Trump's support for the background check bill: "This morning, we both separately discussed with President Trump our support for passing our bipartisan legislation to strengthen background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, and terrorists while respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners and   more