Trump, Congress must stand by coal communities
Coal-mining communities are the backbone of this country. For decades we’ve kept the lights on in America by sacrificing our personal well-being. We need Congress to act to protect the health and pension benefits under threat to expire at the end of this month.
Many made this choice because they were promised lifelong health and pension protections. These protections are now being threatened by our lawmakers, an issue that if not resolved by April 28 would mean thousands of miners could be left to fend for themselves. President Donald Trump has made many promises to protect communities like mine in Harlan County, and this is his chance to work with Congress and stand by his word … Read more