Capito Visits Clarksburg, Addresses VA Concerns
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on June 13, 2014 @ 6:57PM
Created on June 13, 2014 @ 6:17PM
Representative Shelley Moore Capito visited Clarksburg Friday afternoon for a tour of the city and to meet with local Republicans.
She discussed some of the ways Clarksburg is moving forward with city councilwoman Margaret Bailey and also addressed some of the challenges. One topic that came up almost right away was the problems veterans have been facing at the VA Hospital. Capito said she's very concerned about the long wait times and hopes to enact legislation that will maximize the resources that already exist.
"We passed a bill this week that says you can use private resources. We have some private resources here in Harrison County; I think that we should be able to work with the VA to meet the challenge, to make sure that our veterans get the care that they deserve and have earned, and that we as a grateful nation would want them to have," Capito said.
Capito also said she will definitely be taking this issue to Washington with her.
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