Senator McConnell Joins Committee Overseeing EPA Budget; Remains Committed to Fighting Agency of Behalf of Kentucky’s Coal Miners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he has joined the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress. The panel oversees the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“This Administration continues its war against Kentucky coal jobs, our miners and their families and I have vowed to do all I can do stop them,” Senator McConnell said. “By joining the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, I will help oversee the budget for the EPA. You can guarantee that I will continue to fight back against this Administration’s anti-coal jobs regulations on behalf of the Kentuckians I represent in the U.S. Senate.”
Senator McConnell will also serve on the following Appropriations subcommittees for the 114th Congress: Agriculture, Rural Development; Defense; Energy and Water Development; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; and State, Foreign Operations.

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