Senate approves bipartisan bill introduced by Senators McConnell, Capito, and Manchin to protect coal families' pension benefits. Utilizing his role as Majority Leader, McConnell personally raised the need to address this urgent crisis with President Trump and successfully secured the provision in the end of the year funding bills.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate on Thursday, December 19, 2019 approved the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect pension benefits for coal miners and their families. Utilizing his role as Majority Leader and as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator McConnell secured their bipartisan bill in the Fiscal Year 2020 government-funding agreement, which now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.