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Black lung is surging, but bill to undo limits on doctors stalls without a hearing

A bill that would have rescinded restrictions on the types of physicians who can diagnose black lung disease will likely not get a vote in the Kentucky House of Representatives this year … The proposal’s likely failure comes amid the largest resurgence of black lung in decades, one that has left more than 20 perc

Mitch McConnell is silent on coal while Kentucky miners suffer and die

McConnell has repeatedly failed to do right by our coal workers and communities.

Harlan County Resolution in support of Black Lung, RECLAIM Act and Miners Pensions 2018

In December 2018, the Harlan County Fiscal Court passed a local resolution calling on Sen. McConnell and all members of Congress to support and pass three measures needed to do right by our miners and communities. The resolution urges passage of the RECLAIM Act, stronger funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and shoring up the federal fund that gurantees miners' pensions.

Eastern Kentucky lobby day in Frankfort!

Eastern Kentucky KFTC members will have a big presence in Frankfort on March 6, with the option of spending the night before or after to make the journey easier. We’ll meet with our legislators, and show them that even a three-hour drive won’t stop us from having a say in our democracy.

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