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Congressional Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 24 items )  

Capito Announces Nearly $5 Million to Expand Broadband Access in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $4,960,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support two projects that will help expand access to broadband in Preston, Monongalia, and Marion counties. "Through my Capito Connect plan, I've worked hard to help local communities and service providers se  more

Capito Wraps Up Series of State Visits
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Visits focused on economic development, tourism, female empowerment, entrepreneurship * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today concluded a two week period of visits and events around West Virginia--including stops in seven counties. Throughout the October Work Period, Senator Capito met with constituents, small business owners, industry leaders, studen  more

Capito's Girls Rise Up Program Featured on Fox News @ Night With Shannon Bream
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Following U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito's (R-W.Va.) West Virginia Girls Rise Up event at Trap Hill Middle School with Fox News Anchor Shannon Bream, the program was featured on "Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream," specifically highlighting the students as the show's "midnight heroes." Shannon Bream joined Senator Capito on Monday to help inspire the next generation of fema  more

Capito, Fox News Host Shannon Bream Take Girls Rise Up Program to Raleigh County
GLEN DANIEL, West Virginia, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and "Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream" Anchor Shannon Bream hosted an event at Trap Hill Middle School to promote female empowerment, education, fitness, and self-confidence. Sixth through eighth grade students participated in Senator Capito's Girls Rise Up program, where they had the chance to hear from Senator Capito and Shannon Br  more

Capito, Manchin, Miller Hold New River Gorge Stakeholders' Meeting on Park and Preserve Legislation
LANSING, West Virginia, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation would help encourage tourism; boost economy; preserve designated hunting, fishing areas * * * U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) today met with community leaders, business owners, and others from the area to discuss the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Act--legislatio  more

Manchin Sends FCC Chairman More Speed Test Results From Across W.Va. to Highlight Need for Public Feedback System
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent seventeen letters to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with results from speed tests submitted by constituents from across West Virginia to highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps of West Virginia and support the need for the formation of a public feedback system to better assess broadband coverage across rural states like West Vi  more

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.7 Million for Health Centers in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 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 $1,737,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia. Funding will support the continued operations of health centers to provide primary and preventive care to West Virginians. "This funding will provide essential support t  more

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.4 Million For Head Start Programs In West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 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, today announced $3,480,848 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Head Start programs in West Virginia. "Education is an essential part of our children's lives and will ensure a brighter future for generations to come. Through programs like Head   more

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.7 Million to Support West Virginia Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 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 several grants to support multiple fire departments across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "Our firefighters protect and serve our communities every day. This funding will help multiple fire departments across the state receive the  more

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7.9 Million for Workforce & Economic Investments in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 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 $7,953,459 through the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Grant Program for organizations across West Virginia. In addition to providing a variety of new services to West Virginians, the invest  more

Rep. McKinley Visits Southern Border as Crisis Continues
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. David McKinley, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Meets with CBP Officials, Visits HHS Facility for Unaccompanied Minors in Rio Grande Valley * * * Yesterday, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) visited the southern border at McAllen, Texas to better understand the crisis at our border. "For years our Southern border has been used by drug cartels, sex traffickers and criminals to enter illegally, but recently it has also beco  more

Rep. Miller Announces $19,226 Grant for Housing in Mingo County
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant of $19,226 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Housing Counseling to the Housing Authority of Mingo County. "Every West Virginian should have access to good-quality housing and the tools they need to start and keep a home," said Congresswoman Miller. "I thank the Housing Authority of Mingo County for playing an   more

Rep. Miller Announces $8.7 Million in Economic Development Grants
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Miller (R-WV) announced today ten POWER grants totaling $8,743,469 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the tri-state area. Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization, or POWER grants, are used to help communities affected by job losses in coal mining as a result of America's changing energy market. "This a huge step in rebuilding Southern West Virginia   more

Rep. Miller Announces Grant for School Violence Prevention
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Miller (WV-3) announced today a grant totaling $196,500 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to the Logan County Sheriff's Department for the School Violence Prevention Program. "As a mother and a grandmother, the safety of our children is near and dear to my heart," said Congresswoman Miller. "Our children deserve a safe environm  more

Rep. Miller Issues Statement on White House Counsel Cipollone's Letter to House Democrats
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following statement in response to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone's letter to House Democrats: "House Democrats are fixated on undoing the results of the 2016 election by any means necessary and degrading the principles of democracy in the process. "President Trump deserves transparency while he defends himself against Speaker Pelosi's reckless witch hunt. "While my colleagues across the aisle attempt to proceed down this  more

Rep. Rogers Announces More Federal Funds for Eastern Kentucky's First Children's Hospital
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has been awarded a $1.5 million POWER Grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to establish Eastern Kentucky's first dedicated Children's Hospital, which will be located in Pikeville, Kentucky. Pikeville Medical Center will construct and equip a new facility to provide health care for over 100,000 children in 23 countie  more

Rep. Ryan Announces $836,332 Appalachian Regional Commission POWER Grant for Eastern Gateway Community College Training Center
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds will help at least 650 workers/trainees and 120 students * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced an $836,332 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grant to Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC). The project will establish the Tri-State Gateway to Growth Training Center in Steubenville, OH to serve a 1  more

Sen. Capito Visits Shawnee Sports Complex, Highlights West Virginia Tourism Industry
DUNBAR, West Virginia, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined the U.S. Travel Association and leaders in West Virginia's tourism industry for "Travel Talk" and a tour of the Shawnee Sports Complex. The 127-acre site currently has six collegiate sized artificial turf soccer fields and four turf baseball and softball fields. The new facility has drawn visitors from across the country, causin  more

Sen. Manchin Applauds DOT Rural Transportation Initiative
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao's announcement of the new Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) initiative to support the transportation needs of rural communities like those in West Virginia and across the United States. The ROUTES Initiative will help DOT better assess the needs and benefit  more

Sen. Manchin Issues Remarks at Governors Energy Summit
ROANOKE, West Virginia, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following remarks at the Governors Energy Summit, highlighting West Virginia's leadership in the energy sector and his work as the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: "West Virginia is an energy powerhouse. We produce more energy than we consume, and power the economies and cities of the East Coast. "Affordable and reliable energy from West Virginia coal and natural gas have helped   more

Sen. Manchin Issues Statement on Withdrawal U.S. Troops From Syria, Turkish Invasion
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following statement on the announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria and Turkey's decision to invade: "The announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria is a terrible miscalculation. "We are abandoning our allies who have worked together with U.S. forces to establish stability in the region and wipe out ISIS. "The invasion of Northern Syria by Turkey, an area controlled by our Kurdish allies, is wha  more

Sen. Manchin: $4.9 Million for Broadband Access Grant for Businesses in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,960,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand broadband access in parts of Monongalia, Marion and Preston Counties. "Access to broadband is crucial to the health of West Virginia businesses and communities. Without access to quality, dependable broadband coverage, West Virginia busines  more

Sens. Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2.7 Million to Support West Virginia Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced several grants to support multiple fire departments across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "These funds will equip the state's firefighters with t  more

Walden, Guthrie and McKinley Press Administration, Opioid Distributors for Update on Report Recommendations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release: Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) are pressing the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and top opioid distributors for an update on recommendations of the report (https://republicans-energycommerce.house.  more