Saturday - February 22, 2020
Congressional Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 31 items )  

Capito Secures Funding for Critical Priorities in Second Round of FY 2020 Appropriations Bills
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Committee unanimously advances legislation to support transportation infrastructure, broadband deployment, opioid recovery * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today participated in a markup of several FY2020 government funding measures, all of which include resources she helped secure for numerous West Virginia programs  more

Capito Supports Senate Consideration of Appropriations Bills
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Pledges to continue working to advance funding bills containing important West Virginia priorities * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted in favor of a procedural measure to move forward with consideration on four FY2020 government funding bills: the Department of Defense Appropriations Act; the Energy and Wate  more

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Youth Suicides
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) to introduce the Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act, bipartisan legislation to address rising youth suicide rates. U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) are also original cosponsors. The STANDU  more

Capito, Manchin Announce $6 Million for Home Visiting Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- 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, today announced a grant of $6,031,476 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services' Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Homevisiting Program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "This program allows expecting m  more

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Opioid First Responders
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- 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, today announced a grant of $500,000 for the Jackson County Health Department to aid first responders. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Jackson County Health Department is already doing incredible work on the frontlines of the  more

Capito, Manchin Announce Infrastructure Funding to Repair Damage After Storms
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- 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, today announced three grants totaling $7,342,927 to help repair roads damaged as the result of natural disasters. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "Many West Virginia roads are worse for wear--especially after flooding and heavy rains hit   more

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2.2 Million for Substance Use Disorder Treatment in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- 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, today announced $2,204,124 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services (BMS). This funding will increase the capacity of Medicaid providers to support substance use disord  more

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $26.5 Million for Clean Air, Water, Hazardous Waste Projects
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- 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, today announced $26,593,635 from the Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for various clean air and water and hazardous waste projects across West Virginia. This funding supports projects for hazardous waste assessment and cleanup of Brownfields properties  more

Manchin Announces $132,000 for Preservation of Happy Retreat in Charles Town, West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced $132,500 from the Save America's Treasures Grant program for preservation efforts of the Happy Retreat, which was the home of Charles Washington, founder of Charles Town and brother of George Washington in Charles Town, WV. Senator Manchin has been a supporter of this Historic Preserv  more

Manchin Calls on Congressional Leadership to Enact Full, Permanent Funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, called on the leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to include full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in the fiscal year 2020 funding agreement. Ranking Member Manchin was joined by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Richar  more

Manchin Includes Funding for Key West Virginia Priorities in Spending Bills
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, included significant funding for West Virginia in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD); Agriculture, Rural Development, and FDA; and Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bills which were reported out of committee today. "I am pleased that the committee  more

Manchin Secures More Than $13 Million Designated For Corridor H In Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured more than $13.2 million for West Virginia to expand Corridor H through Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill. Six months ago Senator Manchin requested this funding for Corridor H in his formal appropriations request to the Appropriations Committee. Senator Manchin also se  more

Manchin Speaks With Secretary DeVos on Efforts to Address Student Homelessness in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) yesterday spoke with U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos about the large increase in student homelessness in West Virginia. During the call, Senator Manchin and Secretary DeVos discussed innovative ways to address student homelessness. Secretary DeVos made a firm commitment to visit West Virginia in the near future to see firsthand the impacts of hom  more

Manchin Urges Attorney General Barr to Address Staffing Practices Within Bureau of Prisons
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Attorney General Barr highlighting concerns regarding staffing practices within the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The three deaths at the Federal Correctional Complex in Hazelton, West Virginia in 2018 and new leadership at the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Prisons prompted the Senator to write a letter to Attorney General Barr. In the letter, Senat  more

Manchin, Capito Announce $6 Million for Home Visiting Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- 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 $6,031,476 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "West Virginia mothers and children deserve the  more

Manchin, Capito Announce Infrastructure Funding to Repair Damage After Storm
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- 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 three grants totaling $7,342,927 to help repair roads damaged as the result of natural disasters. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "West Virginians have spoken out about the state of our infrastructure and it's clear, they want better tha  more

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.2 Million For Substance Use Disorder Treatment In West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- 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 $2,204,124 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services (BMS). This funding will increase the capacity of Medicaid providers to support substance use disorder (SUD) treatm  more

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $26.5 Million for Clean Air, Water, Hazardous Waste Projects in W.Va.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- 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, today announced $26,593,635 from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for various clean air and water and hazardous waste projects across West Virginia. This funding supports projects for hazardous waste assessment and cleanup of Brownfields properties, improvin  more

Rep. Miller Announces $600,000 to the Pocahontas County Service District
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant of $600,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the Pocahontas County Public Service District for the Frank-Bartow Sanitary Sewer project. "This project will help Pocahontas County develop their infrastructure to grow the number of small businesses and create new jobs. This is a big step towards further connecting our state and I  more

Rep. Miller Announces $849,379 Grant to Firefighters of West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today two grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to firefighters in West Virginia. The first grant is an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) totaling $348,099.99, the full break down to specific localities is below. The second grant is a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Gr  more

Rep. Mooney Announces Over $157k for Local Fire Departments
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Alex Mooney, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) announced $157,359 in grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program (AFG) to local fire departments in the Second Congressional District to help purchase safety gear and equipment. "These grants are crucial in helping the local fire departments keep our communities safe. First responders put   more

Reps. McKinley, Trone Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize Appalachian Regional Commission
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. David McKinley, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Today, Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and David Trone (D-Md.) introduced legislation to promote economic development in Appalachia. The Appalachian Regional Commission Reauthorization Act H.R. 4434 will reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through 2025. The bill will authorize funding for the ARC at a level of $180 million with $20 million of that specifically ded  more

Sen. Capito Announces 2019 Fall Academy Days
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Sept. 17 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Four events to offer students information on U.S. service academy admissions * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced she will host four "Academy Days" this fall for West Virginia students interested in learning more about admission to U.S. service academies and available Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships. Members of Senator  more

Sen. Manchin Issues Statement on Death of Electrician at Kanawha County Mine Facility
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following statement on the death of electrician, Steven Vernon Keeney, in the American Eagle Mine in Kanawha County: "Gayle and I send our hearts out to Steven Vernon Keeney's family and loved ones and we, like all West Virginians, will keep them in our prayers. "Every day, our mine workers put their lives on the line as they enter the mines and power our nation, and we are deeply grateful for their contributions. "We are  more

Sen. Manchin Praises Multi-Million DOE Investment in WVU
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, praised the Department of Energy's (DOE) $2.5 million investment in three clean-coal technology research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). "One of my main priorities as Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is to support and promote advancements in clean coal en  more

Sen. Manchin Statement on Death of Miller of Roane County High School
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following statement on the death of Roane County High School football player, Alex Miller: "Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Alex Miller last night. "It is difficult to hear of someone so young and talented leaving us too soon. "Roane County High School students, teachers and community are in our thoughts and prayers, and my staff and I stand ready to support the family and community as they  more

Sen. Manchin Supports Annual Veterans Bear Hunt
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today assisted the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warriors Outreach 9th Annual Bear Hunt, set to take place this weekend on the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest. Richard Ogden, Vice President of the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warriors Outreach, has been working with the Forest Service for months to set up the event. "I reached out to the U.S. Forest Service as soo  more

Sen. Manchin: Clean Energy Solutions Require Minerals
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-West Virginia, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - To watch a video of Senator Manchin's opening remarks, please click here (http://email.capitolenews.com/q/ohVjc14EbbDJQzP3nj7DbrXx6u8GBqo6kduYmdWTDdIhF8_uDCDlD1uHfhIA). - To watch a video of Senator Manchin's questioning, please click here (http://email.capitolenews.com/q/rsJvUZ-CDeVZjSyxav9MejWFjbf5vDsP_t2YIM  more

Sen. Manchin: Senate Democrats Demand Action on Miners Healthcare and Pensions
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Doug Jones (D-AL), Mark Warner (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership advocating for the inclusion of a permanent fix for miners healthcare and pensions in the short-term spending package being negotiated now to keep the government open after September 30th, 2019. The Senators' letter said in p  more

Sen. Month: Bipartisan Senators Introduce Resolution Dedicating September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced a resolution to recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Last week when I was in West Virginia a student, Nick Spence, approached me with the idea to raise awareness about this terrible issue, which is why my fellow Senators and I introduced this resolution to dedicate Se  more

Sens. Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Opioid First Responders
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $500,000 for the Jackson County Health Department to aid first responders. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Our communities have been devastated by the opioid epidemic across West Virginia. As a member of the   more