Shelley (Shelley) Moore Capito (R)
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Room 172 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4805

Residence: Charleston, WV
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Charles Lewis Capito   DOB: 11/26/1953
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
Co-ChairCongressional ENGINE Caucus
Co-ChairDiversifying Technology Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberSenate Competitiveness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Service Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Rules and Administration
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus


Shelley Moore Capito was elected by the people of West Virginia to the United States Senate in 2014. She is the first female U.S. Senator in West Virginia's history and was elected with the largest margin of victory for a Republican in state history - winning more than 62 percent of the vote and all 55 counties.

After serving West Virginia's Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years, and as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates for four years prior, Shelley decided to run for Senate with the goal of being an even stronger voice for the Mountain State. She also saw an opportunity to restore order to a Senate stuck in gridlock for far too long.

Shelley believes that the challenges of our day demand bipartisan solutions and cooperation across the aisle to advance legislation that benefits West Virginia and the country as a whole.

Shelley serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Rules and Administration Committee, and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. This committee portfolio puts Shelley in a strong position to create new opportunities in the Mountain State and fight for West Virginia coal, jobs, and families.

On the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shelley brings West Virginia's voice to the table when our nation's spending priorities are determined. She serves as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee's Legislative Branch Subcommittee.

On the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, Shelley advocates for policies that protect vital West Virginia energy and manufacturing jobs and encourage investment in West Virginia's highway infrastructure. She serves as Chairman of the EPW Committee's Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee.

On the Senate Commerce Committee, Shelley promotes rural broadband expansion to better serve states like West Virginia. Shelley is committed to being accessible and responsive to the people of the Mountain State. She regularly travels the state to hear from and meet with West Virginians.

A lifelong West Virginian, Shelley was born in Glen Dale in the Northern Panhandle. She holds a B.S. in Zoology from Duke University and a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia. Shelley and her husband Charles L. Capito Jr. reside in Charleston. They have three adult children- two sons, Charles (wife Laura) and Moore (wife Katie), and one daughter, Shelley (husband Colin Macleod). They have also been blessed with four grandchildren- Celia, Charlie, Eliza and Rose.

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