Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
Shelley Moore Capito was elected by the people of West Virginia to the United States Senate in 2014 after serving West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years, and as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates for four years prior. She believes that today's challenges demand bipartisan solutions and cooperation across the aisle to advance legislation that benefits West Virginia and the country as a whole.
Senator Capito serves on the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; and the Rules and Administration Committee. As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, Senator Capito works to ensure West Virginia’s priorities are represented when our nation’s funding create decisions are made. Within this committee, she serves as the top Republican on the Homeland Security Subcommittee, overseeing funding for a range of national security resources and agencies. On the EPW Committee, the senator serves as Ranking Member. As the top Republican on the committee, Ranking Member Capito has advocated for policies that protect vital West Virginia energy and manufacturing jobs and encourage investment in West Virginia’s infrastructure. As a leader on the EPW Committee, Ranking Member Capito is committed to promoting a commonsense regulatory strategy and protecting affordable, reliable energy production; building our nation’s infrastructure, and encourage economic development. On the Commerce Committee, Senator Capito came to Congress oversees ways to address many issues that are critical to West Virginia, most notably broadband expansion.
A lifelong West Virginian herself, Senator Capito was born in Glen Dale in the Northern Panhandle. She and her husband, Charles L. Capito Jr., reside in Charleston. They have three adult children: two sons, Charles (wife Laura) and Moore, and one daughter, Shelley (husband Colin Macleod) and they have also been blessed with eight grandchildren.