“The bill, called the Moving Forward Act, includes funding for roads and bridges, rural broadband, drinking water system repairs, renewable energy, and affordable housing, all of which Democrats say would create millions of jobs and help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
But Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky indicated he would not bring the bill to a vote, calling it ‘political theater‘ too focused on cutting carbon emissions.
‘That kind of rhetoric from our senator is really damaging to years of collaboration across party lines,’ said Rebecca Shelton, the coordinator of policy and organizing for the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, which represents coal miners. ‘Ultimately, failure to move these bills forward in the Senate would be of true detriment to Kentuckians.’”
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