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McConnell can decide if laid-off workers sink or swim. Pass the HEROES Act to provide relief.

Every Kentuckian deserves economic security. We are not asking for anything more than a chance to survive this pandemic. I hope our elected leaders take action soon, because our lives and livelihoods are hanging in the balance.

RECLAIM Act and AML pass the House as part of The Moving Forward Act

Kentucky will have a better chance at seeing its $400 million backlog of mine reclamation projects move forward thanks to legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 1.

Both the RECLAIM Act and reauthorization of the Abandoned Mine Lands Program were included in the INVEST in America Act (a.k.a The Moving Forward Act), a broad bill addressing the country’s infrastructure needs.

"I am overjoyed that Congress is finally helping to clean up abandoned mines and polluted waterways," said Joanne Hill, a retired nurse originally from Harlan County now living in Pulaski County. "For too long, Kentuckians have been pleading for action with no response.”

Analysis Reveals 'Rotten, Un-American Giveaway' GOP Buried in COVID-19 Relief Package to Overwhelmingly Benefit Millionaires

A nonpartisan congressional body found that nearly 82% of benefits from a Republican tax provision in the most recent coronavirus relief package will go to the nation's millionaires and billionaires and cost taxpayers an estimated $90 billion this year alone.

KFTC’s New Power PAC endorses Charles Booker in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

With enthusiasm for a candidate whose values and vision align with theirs, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth’s New Power PAC has announced it endorses Charles Booker in the Democratic primary for the U.S Senate.

Media campaign pushes Congress to act on RECLAIM Act and black lung fund

In January, KFTC and several ally groups launched a paid media campaign – including 10 billboards plus radio, newspaper and digital ads in central and eastern Kentucky – calling on members of Congress to stand up for coal miners and communities by passing a package of Just Transition bills in 2020.

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