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On Wednesday, April 17, Congressman Andy Barr reserved an hour of time on the floor of the U.S. House to lead what is known as a Special Order on the "Importance of America's Coal Industry." During his Special Order, Congressman Barr was joined by a bipartisan group of over ten fellow Members of Congress, all of whom expressed strong support for the coal industry and its ability to provide affordable energy and create jobs.
Below is the video of his opening speech, and a full transcript can be found below.
For Immediate Release: April 5, 2013
LEXINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) released the following statement regarding the March jobs report:
"Today's jobs report is not only disappointing - it is not surprising. For years, President Obama and his Administration have pursued an extremist agenda that is actually costing Kentucky jobs instead of working together to find common sense solutions that will put our nation on a path to economic growth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr expressed deep concern today regarding news that Joy Global, a manufacturer and supplier of underground mining equipment, will stop manufacturing at its Millersburg, Kentucky plant this October due to the continued struggles of Kentucky’s coal industry.