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Senate Democrats Afraid to Challenge Obama Administration's New Job-Killing Coal Regulations

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding Senate Democrat leadership cancelling an appropriations markup, with the support of Democrat members of the committee, to protect the President's job-killing EPA regulations:

"Last night, the Senate Democrat leadership pulled the energy and water bill from consideration -- for one reason: to protect the Administration's new job-killing coal regulations.

"So once again, Senate Democrats are preventing my commonsense, pro-coal measure from moving forward. They're doing the bidding of the Administration, instead of listening to constituents back home.

"Kentucky families, especially our coal families, continue to struggle under the Obama Economy. And the Senate Democrat leadership's latest action is yet another example of the lengths they'll go to defend Obama Administration's regulatory agenda -- an agenda Washington Democrats seem willing to protect at all costs, even when supposedly pro-energy Senate Democrats try to make us think otherwise."

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