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WV Congressional Delegation Asks For More Help From FEMA In Chemical Spill

Reported: Jan. 29, 2014 3:23 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014 3:30 PM EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- West Virginia's congressional delegation on Wednesday sent a letter to FEMA requesting further financial assistance for those businesses and organizations affected by the Elk River chemical spill.

Sens. Joe Manchin, Jay Rockefeller, Reps.Nick Rahall, Shelley Moore Capito and David McKinley sent the letter to FEMA, according to a news release from the U.S. House of Representatives.

The West Virginia delegation wrote the letter in support of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s initiatives to seek assistance for eligible state and local governments and nonprofit agencies in the nine affected counties that incurred extraordinary costs to respond to this emergency and help those in need.

In addition, the delegation sent a similar letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration, asking to provide assistance for our small businesses and eligible private, nonprofit organizations.



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