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Sen. Shelley Capito

Sen. Shelley Capito

Republican, West Virginia
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Office Phone: 202-225-6165
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Energy and Natural Resources
Environment and Public Works
Rules and Administration
Among children in this district:
25.9% of children are in poverty
32.4% of children under 6 are in poverty
10.7% of children are in extreme poverty
14.6% are food insecure
2.6% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Capito on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Capito on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.

  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.

  • co-sponsored S.1148, the CRIB Act, which would allow a state Medicaid program to cover inpatient or outpatient services at a residential pediatric recovery center for infants with neonatal drug withdrawal symptoms and their families.

  • co-sponsored S.1859, the Healthcare Tax Relief Act, which would extend the moratorium on the annual fee on health insurance providers.

  • co-sponsored S.2055, the YOUTH Act, which would improve access to medication-assisted treatment for adolescents and young adults being treated for drug abuse.

  • co-sponsored S.2456, the CARA 2.0 Act, which would reauthorize the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and introduce new efforts to fight the opioid crisis.

  • co-sponsored S.2899, the CRIB Act, which would amend a grant program to provide funds to help babies born with drug dependencies.

  • co-sponsored S.3388, the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which would amend health laws to ban discrimination based on pre-existing conditions in the event that a similar provision in the Affordable Care Act is nullified.

  • Capito on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.1091, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which would establish a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

  • co-sponsored S.1357, the Family-Based Care Services Act, which would provide funding for therapeutic family care services in Medicaid. Such programs provide parents, caregivers, or foster families with training necessary to care for children with mental illness, emotional or behavioral disorders, or other conditions.

  • co-sponsored S.2961, the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act, which would increase funding to improve outcomes for children who have been abused.

  • Capito on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Capito on Gun Violence Prevention

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    Capito on Housing

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    Capito on Nutrition

  • co-sponsored S.1724, the Healthy Food Access for All Americans Act, which would establish a new tax credit and grant program to stimulate investment and nutrition options in food deserts.

  • Capito on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.1151, the Credit for Caring Act, which would provide a nonrefundable credit for working family caregivers.

  • Capito on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.1814, the Middle STEP Act, which would provide support for the development of middle school career exploration programs linked to career and technical education programs of study.

  • co-sponsored S.2087, the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, which would provide delivery of high-quality special education and related services to students with visual disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing or deaf-blind.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

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