As the Senate continues the health care discussion, I remain committed to making sure we find a health care solution that works for West Virginians. Keep scrolling for updates from the Senate, and don’t forget to share this newsletter with a friend.

Health Care Update

Many West Virginians have been hurt by Obamacare. This failed law has led to rising premiums, fewer choices and less access, and it’s clear that the status quo is unsustainable. At the same time, many West Virginians have benefited from our state’s decision to expand Medicaid. I want to be clear that I am committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a health care system that provides access to affordable care to West Virginians. That has always been my goal, and I am not giving up on it. After meeting with President Trump this week, he assured me we are on the same page when it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare.

West Virginians need and deserve a replacement that addresses the concerns I have outlined throughout this entire process. Click here or the image below for more details.

Advocating for West Virginia Priorities

On Thursday, I helped pass two bills out of the Appropriations Committee that include funding to encourage rural development, support energy research and fight the opioid epidemic. I was proud to support passage of both of these important measures, which include a number of significant priorities for our state. The Agriculture Appropriations bill will help keep our most vulnerable children healthy by providing funds for food safety, and school meal and nutrition programs. It will also help close the digital divide across our state by encouraging rural broadband deployment. The second piece of legislation we considered was the Energy and Water Development bill, which will help support fossil energy research, benefitting research facilities like the National Energy Technology Lab in Morgantown. It also provides funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for sites like the Bluestone Dam in Hinton. Click here to find out more about how West Virginia will benefit from these funding bills.

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Shelley Moore Capito
United States Senator