Capito donates shutdown compensation to charities

November 19, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) has donated the salary she received during the October government shutdown to various West Virginia charities. The amount donated totaled $7,733.33.

The charities are: the Appalachian Children’s Chorus, the Appalachian Reading Center in South Charleston, the Craik-Patton House in Charleston, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, the Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center, the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, and the Tamarack Foundation.

“During the government shutdown, I asked the House’s chief administrative officer to withhold my salary for the duration of the shutdown. Since the Constitution requires members of Congress to be paid, I have donated the salary I received during the shutdown to seven outstanding West Virginia non-profits and charities. These organizations give back to our community in so many ways – improving literacy, strengthening families, providing health care, preserving our history, and promoting the arts – and I am proud to support their work.”