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Coal Miners

Supporting the coal miners is crucial for the economic stability and growth of our region:

  • Metallurgical Coal: In our mountains, we have metallurgical coal still and this type of coal is necessary for steel production. Steel production is simply a national security issue and we need more steel production in this country.


  • Black Lung Benefits: The black lung benefits process needs overhaul to be streamlined to dramatically reduce wait times. Exported coal still needs to have excise taxes assessed to support black lung benefits.

  • Pro-Act: Karen Baker supports the pro-act. the United Mine Workers of America, and the need to bring more good paying jobs to the 9th District.

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