U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) made the following statement today after learning of FEMA's decision to deny individual assistance to residents after recent storms. The Administration has previously approved only public assistance.
"I am working with the members of our state's Congressional Delegation to urge the President to reconsider FEMA's denial of individual assistance to residents after recent storms. I am disappointed in FEMA's decision, but I am determined to continue to fight for the recovery funds that are vital to so many West Virginians. I saw the devastation firsthand and witnessed the heavy toll this took on our communities, our economy and our people. I will continue working tirelessly to make sure our state and our people get the help they need and deserve."