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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Capito Announces Mobile Offices in Eastern Panhandle
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Meet with Capito staff in Berkeley, Mineral, Grant, Hampshire counties * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced new mobile office dates throughout West Virginia for the rest of the month of November. Members of Senator Capito's staff will be available to provide constituents one-on-one assistance with casework and other issues they may be exper  more

Capito, Manchin Announce HUD Funding for Marion County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- 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 totaling $132,152 to support the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority (FMHA). Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "My staff and I are very excited to hear of the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority's s  more

Manchin Advocates for Passage of Resolution to Dedicate November as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke on the Senate Floor on his resolution to recognize November as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month. "In West Virginia there are more than 10,500 homeless children and youth. This is an unfortunate and unacceptable situation we are facing as a state and nation. I always say that there are five promises we as adults should make to every child;   more

Manchin Sends Letter to Richard Branson Advocating for Virgin One to Build Certification and Test Center in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter advocating for Virgin Hyperloop One to build their proposed certification and test center in West Virginia to Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group, the parent organization of Virgin Hyperloop One. Senator Manchin previously met with the leadership team of Virgin Hyperloop One on October 16th to discuss the possibility of building the center in West Virginia  more

Rep. Joyce Announces USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant for the Ohio State University
BAINBRIDGE, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through its Rural Cooperative Development program, has awarded a $199,925 grant to THE Ohio State University. This grant will be used to help the University's Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Center for Cooperatives improve economic conditions in Appalachian areas of Ohio and West Virginia. Dave ha  more

Rep. Miller Defends Life at Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) defended the right to life in the Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing, "Examining State Efforts to Undermine Access to Reproductive Health Care," which took place yesterday, November 14. Congresswoman Miller's remarks as prepared: Thank you, Ranking Member Jordan, and thank you to all of our witnesses for being here today. As a mother, I have had the privilege  more

Sen. Capito Op-Ed Highlights Importance of Economic Development Investments as State Looks to Grow Economy
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Nov. 11 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Op-ed comes ahead of several major economic development announcements planned for today with EDA Assistant Secretary * * * U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, today penned an op-ed for the Charleston Gazett  more

Sen. Capito Welcomes Home Vietnam Veterans in Pinning Ceremony
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Nov. 11 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today celebrated Veterans Day with West Virginia veterans during an event in Charleston. During the event, Vietnam Veterans were presented with 'Welcome Home' pins. Veterans and their family members were also able to inquire about services Senator Capito's office offers exclusively to veterans. "For these Vietnam veterans who had not   more

Sen. Manchin Presents Awards to Family of WWII Veteran Joseph Guio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a Veterans Day celebration at the American Legion Post in Follansbee today. The event honored World War II Veteran Joseph Guio posthumously for his heroic actions during the sinking of the USS Monoghan during World War II. Senator Manchin awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, as well as a citation signed by the Secretary of the Navy and a c  more

Sen. Manchin Sends More Than 100 Speed Tests to FCC Chairman to Highlight Broadband Coverage Map Issues
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), has sent more than 100 speed test letters submitted by constituents from across West Virginia to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), since July to highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps and support the need for the formation of a public feedback system to better assess broadband coverage across rural states like West Virginia. These sp  more

Sen. Manchin Speaks at West Virginia Broadcasters Association Meeting With FCC Chairman Pai on Rural Broadband Coverage
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai today attended a meeting with the West Virginia Broadcasters Association to discuss broadband coverage in West Virginia. "In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the rural electrification program to bring electricity to communities across America. In 2019, the fight to bring reliable broadband to rural  more

Sen. Manchin: I Think Brouillette is Up to the Task
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-West Virginia, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Brouillette commits to working with Manchin on proposed Appalachian Storage Hub * * * Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee considered the nomination of Mr. Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy. Mr. Brouillette currently serves as the Deputy Secretary of Energy. U.S. Senator Joe Ma  more

Sens. Capito, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Spur Investment in Rural Broadband
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Bills would create tax credit for states and localities to direct toward rural broadband projects, and support public-private and municipally directed rural broadband bonds * * * U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), introduced two bipartisan bills to help states, cities,  more

Sens. Capito, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Increase Patient Access to Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced the Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation would expand and expedite access to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services by authorizing physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to order cardiac rehabilitation and  more

Sens. Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $7 Million in EDA Grants
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Nov. 11 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a series of economic development grants totaling $7,049,375 for eight projects thro  more

Sens. Manchin, Capito Announce HUD Funding for Marion County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- 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 totaling $132,152 to support the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority (FMHA). Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over their head. Access to affordable h  more

Sens. Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7 Million in EDA Grants
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Nov. 11 -- 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 series of economic development grants totaling $7,049,375 for eight projects throughout the state. Funding is provided by the Economic Development Administration (EDA). "I am glad to see that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is supporting West V  more

Sens. Manchin, Collins Applaud Passage of Resolution to Dedicate November as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today applauded the passage of their resolution, S. Res 423, to recognize November as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month. The resolution passed the Senate unanimously. "In West Virginia there are more than 10,500 homeless students and across the nation there were 1.3 million homeless children and youth in the 2016-2017 school y  more