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Senator Capito Visits FIS

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today met with students and faculty of West Virginia University’s (WVU) Department of Forensic and Investigative Science. During the visit, Senator Capito received an overview of the program, and learned more about the university’s plans to use recent funding through a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request she secured to support the purchase of new equipment. Click here to watch a video recap of Senator Capito’s visit.

“WVU’s continued recognition as an R-1 institution reinforces that the work happening in Morgantown is on par with any higher education institution in the nation, and the Department of Forensics and Investigative Sciences is no exception,” Senator Capito said. “Leaders at WVU stressed the importance of updated equipment to me, and I’m proud to use my role in the U.S. Senate to help deliver the resources needed to enhance this critical program, which has the potential to lead to breakthroughs that will save lives and curb crime.”

Earlier in the day, Senator Capito joined MetroNews Talkline Host, Hoppy Kercheval and WVU’s Dr. Ali Rezai for a MetroNews Talkline special on Alzheimer’s disease. Click here for a full recap on that extended interview.