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U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s Weekly Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Shelley MooreCapito applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to halt the president’s harmful Clean Power Plan while court challenges are ongoing, a decision that is consistent with legislation she introduced last year. Senator Capito also discusses the president’s final budget proposal and the Senate’s vote this week to strengthen sanctions on North Korea.

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Weekly Address to West Virginians

February 12, 2016

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

West Virginia received major news this week when the Supreme Court put the president’s harmful climate agenda on hold.

The court halted enforcement of the so-called Clean Power Plan until legal challenges are resolved.

This is an outcome I have been fighting for and was part of legislation that I introduced earlier this year.

I will continue to work to protect West Virginia jobs and affordable energy, and will do everything in my power to permanently block this job killing rule.

The president released his eighth and final budget this week.

His budget proposal doubles down on policies that have hindered our economy and nearly doubled our debt.

This budget is not a serious blueprint to grow our economy or to improve our financial future.

It’s a political messaging document that calls for increased spending and more taxes.

What Americans really want is a balanced budget that invests in job creation and spurs economic growth.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I look forward to working with my colleagues to fund our government in a responsible way that reflects the priorities of the American people.


National security is one of those priorities.

On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill that will strengthen our national securityby imposing more serious consequences on North Korea.

North Korea has openly engaged in nuclear missile tests, orchestrated dangerous cyberattacks and committed horrific human rights violations.

These actions threaten our allies and our own security.

This sanctions bill will expand and tighten sanctions on North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile program.

It also addresses cyberattacks and other destructive activities of the Kim regime.

North Korea’s threatening behavior can no longer be ignored.

Next week, I will be making several energy focused visits throughout West Virginia.

My weekly video message will return in two weeks.

In the meantime, get the latest news from my office by


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