House Committee Passes Miners Healthcare And Pension Protections, Manchin Demands Mitch McConnell Bring American Miners Act Up For A Vote
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the House Committee on Natural Resources for passing legislation that will secure healthcare and pensions for hardworking coalminers and called on Mitch McConnell to bring up his bipartisan legislation, the American Miners Act, up for a vote.
“I applaud the House Natural Resources Committee for passing legislation today that will secure healthcare and pensions of our hardworking coal miners. West Virginians understand how hard our coal miners have worked to power our great country. Now, Congress must act to secure their hard earned pensions and healthcare. My commonsense, bipartisan legislation, the American Miners Act, would ensure our miners receive the healthcare and pensions they earned over their career in the mines. I know that President Trump supports our coal miners and their families. But, our miners are at the mercy of Mitch McConnell who has refused to move common sense legislation to protect the miners. That’s why today I am calling on Mitch McConnell to bring up the American Miners Act immediately. A pension is a promise and we must act now to protect the pensions and healthcare our miners have earned and deserve.”
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