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Weekly Address: Sen. Capito talks about drug crisis



Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Address:

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“Hi, I’m Senator Shelley Moore Capito, and this is my weekly Senate update.

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U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va.

This week, I introduced two new measures to confront the drug crisis.


From preventing over-prescribing to reducing the drug supply, these bipartisan efforts will play an important role in creating a drug-free West Virginia.


On Tuesday, President Obama announced that he will close Guantanamo Bay and transfer terrorists to the United States.


After visiting that facility in October, I strongly believe these dangerous terrorists must remain there.


They should not, under any circumstances, be transferred to American soil.


Under current law, the president’s plan is illegal.


With my support, Congress voted to prohibit funding for the transfer of detainees.


Rather than prioritizing a campaign promise that lacks legal authority, the president should focus on national security and keeping Americans safe.

This week, I also filed a brief supporting West Virginia’s lawsuit against the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.


The Supreme Court was right to halt the rule while legal challenges are ongoing and now the Court should vacate this disastrous rule altogether. The harmful Clean Power Plan and its economic assault on West Virginia’s energy jobs must be stopped.


Last week, I made several energy related visits throughout West Virginia.


I also led a natural gas roundtable focused on powering West Virginia’s energy economy.


The recent expansion of natural gas has only added to our abundant energy supply and provided a sense of optimism for the growth of energy in our state.


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Thank you for watching my weekly video message.


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