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Gorsuch is the right choice for U.S. Supreme Court

Shelley Moore Capito Mar. 20, 2017, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON – Few individuals over the last century have impacted the American legal discourse as profoundly as the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

West Virginia immigrants' impact includes crucial creation of jobs

Carrie Salls Feb. 23, 2017, 9:58am

CHARLESTON – New American Economy (NAE) has released a Map the Impact report, which highlights the economic, voting and other impacts immigrants have on their respective states, cities, congressional districts and industries and uses that data as a basis for its call for immigration reform efforts across the country.

Capito, coal miners join Trump for repeal of stream protection rule

Andrew Burger Feb. 22, 2017, 8:25am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Shelley Capito (R-W.Va.) has been particularly busy the past couple of weeks. Recently, Capito visited the White House, joining a bipartisan group of senators who met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

EPA's war on coal appears over as new boss takes charge

The West Virginia Record Feb. 21, 2017, 3:08pm

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you might be hallucinating?

After Trump's signature, Morrisey unsure of future of stream protection case

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 1:52pm

CHARLESTON – After President Trump signed measures undoing regulations that hindered coal mining, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his coalition of AGs needs to review the need to continue a lawsuit about the matter.

W.Va. leaders praise Pruitt's confirmation as new EPA chief

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 10:38am

WASHINGTON – West Virginia leaders are hailing the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

State GOP leaders urge confirmation of Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson Feb. 2, 2017, 12:09pm

CHARLESTON – Several West Virginia Republican leaders have voiced their support for President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S.

Capito, bankers' group support CFPB oversight reform

Carrie Salls Jan. 24, 2017, 9:46am

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) supports the type of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight reform proposed by a bill introduced Jan. 13.

West Virginia needs coal jobs and a better EPA under Pruitt

Steven Golden Jan. 18, 2017, 9:44am

Dear Editor: Retaining a coal job over the past few years has not been easy, but I’ve been blessed to keep my job at Mepco. Still, like so many others in my community, I’ve been worried about the of future of my career over the past eight years as the “War on Coal” has seemed to have no end in sight.

U.S. Senate should confirm Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Roger Summerfield Jan. 18, 2017, 9:41am

Dear Editor: It is clear that West Virginia has been a victim of Obama’s War on Coal these past eight years.

Capito says WIIN Act addresses water infrastructure in 'commonsense, bipartisan way'

Carrie Salls Dec. 27, 2016, 2:13pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) says recent passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation will modernize water infrastructure and address flood prevention.

Capito urges Trump to include broadband expansion in infrastructure plans

Carrie Salls Dec. 22, 2016, 8:12am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) is encouraging President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to include broadband deployment measures as a core component of any infrastructure proposals.

State Republican leaders blast Obama's Stream Protection Rule

Chris Dickerson Dec. 20, 2016, 9:15am

CHARLESTON — A host of Republican leaders are blasting President Obama’s Stream Protection Rule, which they say would “dramatically reduce coal mining.” The rule, which is set for publication Dec. 20, would prohibit any change to the land and environment near coal mines.

Capito urges Obama to stop issuing new non-emergency regulations

Dawn Geske Dec. 16, 2016, 7:18am

CHARLESTON – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has joined 21 other senators in urging President Obama to stop issuing new, non-emergency rules and regulations while his term wraps up.

Capito calls on Trump to address Miners Protection Act in early 2017

Carrie Salls Dec. 16, 2016, 7:12am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito is asking President-elect Donald Trump to address the Miners Protection Act early in his administration after a short-term extension of miners’ health benefits.

Morrisey urges Manchin to support Pruitt's nomination to head EPA

Chris Dickerson Dec. 14, 2016, 12:53pm

CHARLESTON — Scott Pruitt has at least two West Virginia politicians in his corner.

With Obama's exit near, Capito accentuates the positive

The West Virginia Record Dec. 14, 2016, 7:28am

Shelley Moore Capito has spent much of her first two years as the junior U.S.

Capito seeks economic stimulus for coal-mining states

Kristin Danley-Greiner Dec. 1, 2016, 11:40am

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia has relied on coal production for years to support communities, but regulations and increased competition have dented that prospect as thousands of jobs have been omitted. However, legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., aims to revive rural economies.

Internet access necessary for growth

Shelley Moore Capito and Michael Beckerman Dec. 1, 2016, 10:22am

PARKERSBURG – While the energy sector has served as a powerful engine of growth here in West Virginia since the Industrial Revolution, a new economic driver has made its way to the Mountain State: the internet.

RAGA releases three more TV ads with a week to go in AG race

Chris Dickerson Nov. 1, 2016, 2:16pm

CHARLESTON – The Republican Attorneys General Association has released three new television advertisements with just a week to go in the contentious race for attorney general.