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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 8, 2011
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito fielded public policy questions from Martinsburg High School students and met with county leaders and members of the business community Tuesday in a visit to the Eastern Panhandle. "I love to get out in the schools, it's amazing to me the kind of questions that they have, they're always really good," Capito, R-W.Va., said after speaking to members of the high school's senior class in the school auditorium. Capito fielded questions about gas prices, revolution in North Africa and the Middle East, and the recently passed health care legislation, among other topics.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2013
A $500,000 earmark for construction of the Raleigh Street extension in Martinsburg was one of the last such appropriations secured by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, she said while touring the 1.2-mile road project Tuesday. “It's a new world now and I'm fine with that,” said Capito of the demise of earmarks, which lawmakers once added to bills to benefit a specific home-state project or interest. When the appropriation was announced in 2007 by Capito's office, the estimated cost to extend North Raleigh Street to Edwin Miller Boulevard was about $32 million.
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February 12, 2004
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito will travel to Iraq and Afghanistan to meet with soldiers from West Virginia and to observe reconstruction efforts, her office announced Wednesday. "I am going to use this trip to see first hand how our efforts are working and what we can do to best support our troops," the 2nd District Republican said in a news release. American taxpayers have made a "significant investment" in rebuilding the area, Capito said. "That is why I hope to tour major infrastructure projects that have been rebuilt, such as oil fields and electrical grids.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 28, 2011
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is expected to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning that will mark the completion of an access road in Tabler Station Business Park, which has been eyed by a company that could bring more than 2,500 jobs to Berkeley County. Capito, R-W.Va, is expected to give the keynote address at the dedication ceremony for Technology Drive, an L-shaped access road connector to U.S. 11 and Business Park Drive, formerly known as Tabler Station Road.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2011
The economic outlook that a small group of business owners shared with U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Friday in Martinsburg was one filled with challenges — some due to the economic downturn, others to regulations and financing barriers.  Capito's roundtable discussion with Kat and Ed Cimaglio of Cider Mill House Bed & Breakfast, Jack Meyer of Potomac Portable Restrooms, Arthur Ebeling and Audra Grapes of Warrior Energy and Jimila Jones-Fleet of Innovation Solutions Technology at the Newberry Executive Center capped a two-day visit to the Eastern Panhandle for the Republican lawmaker.
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June 21, 2007
The $92.5 million list of "earmark" requests by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia includes the following projects in the Eastern Panhandle. The projects are grouped by the federal appropriations bill in which they would be included. Capito's office released the list Wednesday, one day after U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland released his list. The Herald-Mail requested both lists Tuesday. Agriculture · $500,000 for building a new Morgan County Courthouse, after the old one was destroyed in a fire last year Commerce, Justice, Science · $600,000 for Jefferson County law enforcement communications · $100,000 for security and equipment at the new Morgan County Courthouse Defense · $7 million for STS Technologies to carry out a "counterinsurgency biometrics tactical census" in Morgan County Labor, Health and Human Services, Education · $100,000 for automotive technology and computer technology programs at James Rumsey Technical Institute in Berkeley County · $344,000 for technology improvements in electronic medical records at City Hospital in Berkeley County · $50,000 for computers and software at Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library Transportation, Housing and Urban Development · $1 million for building a new Morgan County Courthouse · $4 million for extending Raleigh Street in Martinsburg To see Capito's...
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November 5, 2008
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginians gave Jay Rockefeller a fifth term in the U.S. Senate despite a spirited challenge from a Republican businessman. Rockefeller was part of a clean sweep of incumbents in the state's congressional delegation, including Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, who hung on in the face of big Democratic gains across the country. In the closely contested 2nd District, four-term incumbent Capito held off against Anne Barth, a former longtime aide to Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | July 29, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito was the special guest Saturday afternoon as the Berkeley County Republican Party held its annual Ronald Reagan Day Picnic. "Boy, we got our hands full in Washington, D.C., right now ... and we're standing as firm as we can without the numbers," said Capito, R-W.Va. "Nothing is more important than keeping people rolling on an off year. " Capito spoke about key political issues, including the war in Iraq, illegal immigration, lowering taxes and national security.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 21, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com The threat of terrorism is a daily issue at the White House as the country continues to deal with the fallout from Sept. 11, Lynne Cheney, the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, said at a fund-raising luncheon here Tuesday. Cheney said she watches her husband get up every morning and learn of the "threat assessment of the day" before moving to his other duties. Cheney, who was on hand for a fund-raiser for U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, said the terrorism threat concerns her because it is like nothing the country has faced before.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito listened with area bankers Wednesday as officials from the Pittsburgh branch of the Federal Home Loan Bank announced a new program to help low- and moderate-income families buy their first homes. The announcement came at a meeting of bankers at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. The First Front Door program helps first-time homebuyers get help with down payments, closing costs and other ways to secure a mortgage. The program will grant qualified prospective borrowers $3 for every $1 they invest up to a maximum of $5,000.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2013
A $500,000 earmark for construction of the Raleigh Street extension in Martinsburg was one of the last such appropriations secured by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, she said while touring the 1.2-mile road project Tuesday. “It's a new world now and I'm fine with that,” said Capito of the demise of earmarks, which lawmakers once added to bills to benefit a specific home-state project or interest. When the appropriation was announced in 2007 by Capito's office, the estimated cost to extend North Raleigh Street to Edwin Miller Boulevard was about $32 million.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 12, 2013
West Virginia Republican Party state Chairman Conrad Lucas said Tuesday he is “completely confident” the GOP will hold Shelley Moore Capito's seat in Congress when she runs for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Since Capito announced her campaign to replace Jay Rockefeller, only former state Del. Larry V. Faircloth, R-Berkeley, has publicly announced a campaign to run for the 2nd District House seat. But Lucas said Tuesday that he expects more candidates to enter the race after the regular session of the state Legislature ends in April.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
Former Del. Larry V. Faircloth, R-Berkeley, announced Wednesday that he will run next year for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. Faircloth, 64, of Inwood, W.Va., said in a news release that he has been encouraged by friends and supporters to run for Capito's seat and would work hard with both political parties if elected. “In November of 2014, when the election is over, the job of representing the citizens of our state and nation must begin and the gridlock in Washington, D.C., must stop,” Faircloth said in his announcement.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2012
Long-term unemployment is “a real problem” facing the U.S. economy, a lead economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond said Wednesday during a bankers roundtable at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College near Martinsburg. Robert E. Carpenter said the percentage of Americans who have been unemployed for about six months or more has not moved much since 2010 and comprises a substantial portion of the total unemployment. Carpenter said the widely reported 8.3 percent unemployment rate released Aug. 3 by the Department of Labor does not include the number of discouraged workers who have quit looking for a job or those who have part-time work but still hope to find a full-time job. When those groups are added to the calculation, the unemployment rate doubles to about 16 percent, Carpenter said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2012
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and fellow Republicans celebrated the grand opening of their “victory office” Tuesday in Martinsburg, which they will use to spur voters to turn out for their candidates in the Nov. 6 general election. “It's not getting everybody out to vote. It's getting the people that are going to vote your way out,” Capito said in an interview at the newly opened campaign office at 110 N. Queen St.  “So, we have to identify those voters - it's not rocket science.” Yet, Capito said the party also intends to “get a little more scientific” about trying to identify likely voters, how they feel about certain issues and how strongly they feel about voting.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2012
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, during a visit Monday to the Eastern Panhandle, did not shy away from associating herself with the “American tradition” of paying taxes - if only to promote free tax-preparation services that are available to about 70 percent of filers. “I want to make sure you're not sending any more dollars to Washington than are required, and we've been working to spend less to try to streamline our tax code, reform it,” the 58-year-old Republican said before taking part in a public awareness event on Free File at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's new technical center off U.S. 11. “Every time we get to tax season, I think everybody realizes it's way too complicated,” she said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | November 29, 2011
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Tuesday led a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new access road into the Tabler Station Business Park that's under construction in Berkeley County. The ceremony was held in the main terminal building at the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport. It was the second of four planned stops on Capito's daylong itinerary in the Eastern Panhandle. The ribbon was cut for Technology Drive, a new primary access road to the east side of the park. It connects U.S. 11 to the recently completed Business Park Drive, formerly Tabler Station Road.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 28, 2011
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is expected to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning that will mark the completion of an access road in Tabler Station Business Park, which has been eyed by a company that could bring more than 2,500 jobs to Berkeley County. Capito, R-W.Va, is expected to give the keynote address at the dedication ceremony for Technology Drive, an L-shaped access road connector to U.S. 11 and Business Park Drive, formerly known as Tabler Station Road.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 17, 2011
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito kicked off a two-day visit in the Eastern Panhandle Wednesday morning at the site of the future Macy's fulfillment center in Berkeley County, which officials said is on track to open in June of next year. Capito, R-W.Va., said she would "do her part" to help the new 1.3-million-square-foot facility stay busy after being told while visiting the site that the retail giant's center would be fulfilling Internet orders placed at http://www.macys.com and http://www.bloomingdales.com.
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