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Manchin Asking Congress for Coal Miner Health Care Funding

September 18th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A group of Democratic senators- headed by Joe Manchin of West Virginia-  is asking congressional leadership to pass legislation permanently funding health care and pension benefits for retired coal miners as discussions continue in regards to preventing a government shutdown.  Manchin, along with U.S. Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama; Mark Warner of Virginia; Sherrod Brown of Ohio; Bob Casey of Pennsylvania; and Tim Kaine of Virginia sent a letter dated Monday to leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives.  By 2022, 87,000 retired coal miners could lose their pensions if lawmakers do nothing, as well as 20,000 additional beneficiaries who have yet to draw their pensions….

2 Responses to “Manchin Asking Congress for Coal Miner Health Care Funding”

  1. September 18, 2019 at 11:43 am, Paolo Primavera said:

    Good Idea Joe! Let’s go one better by amending you funding request and splitting the cost between the taxpayers of our great country and going to the wealthy mine owners who have profited over the years. Fair is Fair. We NEED more fairness in decisions effecting the Americans who are involved in mining and tax paying.

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  2. September 18, 2019 at 2:13 pm, Jay said:

    I guess everyone realizes that WV governor Jim Justice who is a former coal industry magnate is a billionaire in one of the 2 or 3 poorest states in the union?

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