Senator Manchin holds town hall meetings in southern W.Va. - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Senator Manchin holds town hall meetings in southern W.Va.

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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Senator Manchin made informal visits to Raleigh and Fayette Counties Wednesday to discuss issues concerning residents about West Virginia and the nation.

It's part of a seven county tour the senator is making.  One of the biggest concerns Manchin hopes to address is the water crisis.  He has introduced legislation known as The Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 that would require all storage tanks to be inspected.

Manchin also addressed the 17 trillion dollar deficit the country is facing, and other issues in Washington D.C. such as minimum wage and unemployment extension.

Additional concerns residents in Raleigh County had for the senator included coal and the EPA, Manchin's stance on second amendment rights, jobs, veterans benefits, special interest groups and prayer in schools. 

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