In Huntington, Capito discusses funding secured for Marshall programs, meets with first responders and the football team
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) made multiple stops in Huntington, W.Va. today to meet with first responders, participate in roundtables with Marshall University leaders, discuss funding federal she got for local projects and meeting with head football coach Marshall and his team.
First, Senator Capito met with Huntington Police Chief Karl Colder and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and visited the Compass First Responders Wellness Center. Project Compass is designed to provide first responders with tools in advance that will improve their ability to deal with high stress situations in the moment, as well as build their resilience to deal with the effects of that stress.
“Chief Colder and the entire Huntington Police Department do an exceptional job every day, and they are a point of pride in this community.said Senator Capito. “They serve and protect the City of Huntington, and it is equally important that our men and women in uniform have access to resources that support their mental and physical well-being, as well as their overall morale. The Compass First Responders Wellness Center provides that boost to our law enforcement and it was encouraging to see the impact it is having firsthand today.
Senator Capito then visited Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University (RCBI) to discuss apprenticeship programs and workforce development partnerships. Senator Capito secured $4.5 million in direct funding that will be used to boost RCBI’s nationally recognized learning program.
Senator Capito then took part in a round table at Marshall Institute for Cybersecurity. Senator Capito also secured direct funding for two separate projects amounting to $1.75 million for a new law enforcement training center and $1.5 million for new technology and virtual cyber center equipment.
In total, Senator Capito secured $241,135,000 in direct spending measures across West Virginia through the omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2022.
After the roundtable, Senator Capito met with Marshall Football Head Coach Charles Huff and spoke with the team.
“Marshall University is leading the way in many areas, including workforce development, career training programs, and cybersecurity,” said Senator Capito. “That’s why I was pleased to allocate federal funds to many of the programs and projects that have proven effective in preparing our students, connecting them with employers, and keeping our country safe.” I appreciate President Smith’s leadership and it was a pleasure to see the great work done by the students, faculty, and staff today. Having the chance to visit Coach Huff and talk to the football team was a treat, and they have a solid foundation for success this fall. Go herd!
Photos from today’s tour included below:
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) visits the Compass First Responders Wellness Center with Police Chief Karl Colder in Huntington, W.Va. on Friday, April 22, 2022.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) visits the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. on Friday, April 22, 2022.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) participates in a roundtable on cybersecurity at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. on Friday, April 22, 2022.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) with head football coach Marshall Charles Huff in Huntington, W.Va. on Friday, April 22, 2022.
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