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US Rep. Capito visits McDowell County



WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- Representative Shelley Moore Capito visited Welch Thursday.

She spoke to the crowd gathered at the McDowell County Chamber of Commerce luncheon-- discussing issues capturing Washington's attention.

She discussed her thoughts and actions after the Charleston chemical spill, telling the crowd that business in Charleston was down 50% in January. She says the spill's impact on small business in the area has been big, and that decrease in business was due to the crude MCHM spill and also, that month's bad weather.

Capito says she's been in contact with FEMA after the accident, but that WV had been denied disaster funding. She wants to change that.


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