WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced her committee assignments for the 116th Congress. She will continue serving on four U.S. Senate committees—including the Committee on Appropriations; the Committee on Environment and Public Works; the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the Committee on Rules and Administration.
“I’m very excited to continue serving on these four committees, all of which deal directly with issues that are critically important to West Virginians,” Capito said. “These assignments will help ensure I continue to have a seat at the table when considering legislation and oversight related to some of my top priorities—such as government funding, broadband, energy and manufacturing, and infrastructure, among others. That also means that I will be well-positioned to advocate for and shape solutions in areas that are critical to our economy and our future success—both as a state and as a country—and it means that West Virginia’s interests will remain front and center throughout that process. I look forward to continuing to work with both my Republican and Democrat colleagues on these committees this Congress.”
More information on Senator Capito’s committee assignments is below.
U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, Senator Capito works to ensure West Virginia’s priorities are represented when our nation’s funding decisions are made. During her time on the committee, she has served as chair of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee and the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee. She currently serves as chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee, where she oversees funding for a range of national security resources and agencies. Learn more here.
U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
As a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), Senator Capito advocates for policies that protect vital West Virginia energy and manufacturing jobs and encourage investment in West Virginia’s infrastructure. The EPW Committee has primary jurisdiction over Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that have targeted West Virginia energy production. As a leader on the EPW Committee, Senator Capito is committed to promoting a commonsense regulatory strategy and protecting affordable, reliable energy production. During the 115th Congress, she served as chair of the Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee. Learn more here.
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
The Commerce Committee has some of the broadest jurisdiction in the Senate and oversees many issues that are critical to West Virginia, most notably broadband. The committee oversees both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). This committee assignment allows Senator Capito to continue advocating for improved connectivity in West Virginia. Learn more here.
U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
The Committee on Rules and Administration oversees the internal management of the Senate and legislative branch agencies, including the Library of Congress, and is responsible for legislation establishing federal election laws. Learn more here.