WASHINGTON, D.C. — In her weekly video address to West Virginians, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito discusses the Senate’s recent vote to pass a defense funding bill that is essential to our national defense.
Sen. Capito also highlights the new location of the VA outpatient clinic announced this week and reflects on the continued threat of EPA’s harmful regulations. During the October work period next week, Senator Capito will travel throughout the state, visiting local businesses and hearing from constituents.
Video can be found here or by clicking on the image below.
Weekly Address to West Virginians
October 9, 2015
Hi – I’m Senator Shelley Moore Capito, and this is my weekly Senate update.
This week, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides essential funding needed to defend our country.
This bill, which overwhelmingly passed the Senate, provides critical training for the more than 6,000 members of the West Virginia National Guard, and the thousands of West Virginians fighting ISIS and other emerging threats around the world.
This bill also includes programs to safeguard our communities from drugs and related violence, to encourage students to pursue STEM fields, and to extend West Virginia’s partnership with other countries to conduct joint training and exercises.
Our troops deserve our unified support and should not be subject to the gridlock that’s been all too common in recent years.
On the Senate floor, I urged the president to put politics aside and sign this bill on behalf of the service members who defend our freedoms every day.
On Wednesday, the VA announced a new location for the VA outpatient clinic.
The clinic will be relocating to South Charleston and is expected to open in the summer of 2016.
The current clinic will remain operational until then.
West Virginians have a long history of service to our nation and deserve the best possible care.
The new clinic will provide additional services to the thousands of veterans in Kanawha and surrounding counties.
This week we also continued to grapple with the onslaught of harmful regulations from the Obama Administration.
One-thousand new WARN notices were issued on Tuesday just days after the EPA announced its new Ozone Standard.
The new ozone standard will jeopardize our ability to create new manufacturing jobs at a time when our growing natural gas reserves should mean more factories and plants are thriving.
EPA continues to hold America back with its onerous regulations and deeply flawed permitting process.
Next week, I will be hitting the road throughout West Virginia and meeting with businesses and residents to talk about getting our state back to work. I hope to hear from all of you.
For more news from my office, please visit my website: www.capito.senate.gov.
Thank you, and have a great weekend.