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Congressional Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 24 items )  

Capito Announces $20 Million for Critical Infrastructure in Kanawha, Putnam Counties
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- 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 and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today announced $20,000,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants. Funding will support the West Virginia Department  more

Capito Explains Why Certain Regulations Prevent Manufacturers From Reducing Emissions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - GAIN Act benefits environment and economy * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today questioned experts about the Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act, her legislation that would change the requirements that trigger the burdensome New Source Review regulation. "I am a proud cosponsor of the GAIN Act, w  more

Capito, Manchin Announce USDA Funding for Rural Development
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- 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 two grants to support rural development in West Virginia. One grant will support Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, while the other will be used for the implementation of an ATV trail on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Funding is provided by  more

Capito, Manchin, McConnell Introduce Bipartisan American Miners Act to Secure Pensions, Healthcare
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), today introduced the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, legislation to secure our nation's retired miners pensions by shoring up the 1974 Pension Plan, which is headed for insolvency due to coal company bankruptcies and the 2008 financial crisis, and ensuring that the min  more

Capito, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Broadband Parity Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan legislation would ensure access to quality broadband by bringing parity to how high speed internet is defined across all federal broadband programs * * * U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), both members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the introduction of their Broadband Parity Act, bipartisan leg  more

Following 'Alarming' Reports of Sexual Misconduct at the VA, Capito, Ernst Call for Information to Be Brought Forward
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: In light of alarming reports detailing incidents of sexual assault and harassment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran, called on officials to quickly bring information forward to identify gaps in the VA's policies, to prevent the reoccurrence of such incidents, and to hold perpetrators accountable. In  more

GAO (20-050R) Issues Report on Retrospective Antidumping/Countervailing Duty System
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the U.S. retrospective antidumping/countervailing duty system. The report (GAO-20-50R) is titled "Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Information on Actions by Commerce and CBP to Address Reported Weaknesses in Duty Collection Processes". The report was sent to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, chairman, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Homeland   more

Manchin Announces $20 Million for I-64 Widening Project in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced that West Virginia will receive $20 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant program for the I-64 widening project from St. Albans to Nitro. This project will increase system capacity on I-64, improve interchange traffic operations, enhance safety and facilitate economic  more

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today that he will nominate 40 West Virginia students from 16 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. "West Virginia has built a reputation of service and sacrifice, and I truly  more

Manchin Demands Accountability in Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: During a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for accountability in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Specifically, his frustration with the ongoing criminal investigations into the Clarksburg and Beckley VA Medical Centers. To watch his remarks, click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPgo29ynJZA&feature=youtu.be). Below is a timeline of Senator Manchin'  more

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $227,000 to Address Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- 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 $227,381 in funding through the Health and Human Resources (HHS) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Funding will be used to address infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, such   more

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $300,000 For Community Development In West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 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 $313,000 for the City of Beckley from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families. "Access to affordab  more

Manchin, Capito Announce USDA Funding for Rural Development
WASHINGTON, Nov. 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 two grants to support rural development in West Virginia. One grant will support Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, while the other will be used for the implementation of an ATV trail on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Funding is provided by the U.S. Depar  more

Manchin, McConnell, Capito Introduce Bipartisan American Miners Act to Secure Pensions, Healthcare
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, legislation to secure our nation's retired miners pensions by shoring up the 1974 Pension Plan, which is headed for insolvency due to coal company bankruptcies and the 2008 financial crisis, and ensuring that the miners who are at ri  more

Sen. Capito Issues Statement in Commemoration of Veterans Day
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following statement in observance of Veterans Day: "Thousands of veterans have made their home in West Virginia. Our military history is such a source of pride for our state. "On this Veterans Day, my hope is that our country takes a moment to remember the daily sacrifices of our veterans and their families. "It is our duty to live up to those sacrifices. "From the way we talk to each other to the way we disagree  more

Sen. Capito: West Virginia Delegation Urges President Trump to Designate State Funeral for Last Surviving Medal of Honor Recipient
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- 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.), with Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), wrote a letter to President Trump to urge him to designate a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient. The letter said in part, "Our West Virginia congressional delegation has been united in introducing bip  more

Sen. Manchin Explains Why Congress Needs to Pass Slap Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: One week after another major corporate bankruptcy, U.S Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today took to the Senate Floor to explain why Congress needs to pass the Stop Looting American Pensions (SLAP) Act, legislation that would protect the pensions of American workers. For far too long, American greed has influenced Wall Street firms that have taken over companies, cut wages and paid executives large bonuses wh  more

Sen. Manchin Issues Statement on 1,000 Coal Miners Cut Off From Health Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following statement on the notices that 1,000 coal miners, 65 in West Virginia, received from the Westmoreland Coal Co., notifying them that they will be cut off from their healthcare by Dec. 31: This notice comes after Westmoreland declared bankruptcy in 2018. To ensure these miners don't lose their health care, Senator Manchin is calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put his bill, the American Miners Act, up for a vot  more

Sen. Manchin Raises Concerns About Venting and Flaring
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-West Virginia, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine federal revenues derived from energy development on federal and Indian lands as well as federal offshore areas and programs that share those revenues with state, local and tribal governments. They received testimony on the following bills:   more

Sen. Manchin Reiterates Need for Bipartisan FERC Pairing, Presses DOI Nominee on AML Funding
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-West Virginia, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release: Nov 05 2019 Manchin Reiterates Need For Bipartisan FERC Pairing, Presses DOI Nominee On AML Funding To watch a video of Senator Manchin's opening remarks, please click here. To watch a video of Senator Manchin's questioning, please click here. Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Commit  more

Sen. Manchin: Outdoor Recreation is a Powerful Economic Driver
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-West Virginia, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to receive testimony on several recreation bills. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Committee, stressed the economic impact outdoor recreation has had and will have for states across the country, particularly West Virginia.   more

Sen. Manchin: W.Va. Delegation Urges President Trump to Designate State Funeral for Last Surviving Medal of Honor Recipient
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), wrote a letter to President Trump to urge him to designate a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient. The letter said in part, "Our West Virginia congressional delegation has been united in introducing bipartisan and bicameral legisla  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Floor Remarks on Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Coal Families' Health Care, Pension Benefits
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following floor remarks regarding the bipartisan bill he introduced with Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, to protect health care and pension benefits for Kentucky miners - the Bipartisan American Miners Act: "One of the untold stories of the Obama administration was the dramatic geographic inequality that deepened on Democrats' watch. "From 2010 to 2016, the nation  more

Sens. Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $227K to Address Infectious Disease Consequences of the Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- 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 $227,381 in funding through the Health and Human Resources (HHS) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Funding will be used to address infectious disease consequences of the opioid   more