Washington, DC – Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) announced their support of $2,196,969 for the Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program in West Virginia. The funding will be available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will support health services and treatment programs for those programs for coal miners in West Virginia who are suffering from Black Lung.
“I want to applaud Senators Manchin and Capito for their continued support of America’s coal miners who suffer from Black Lung,” said President Roberts. “They have always advocated for the rights of coal miners in West Virginia.”
“This money will provide medical assistance and treatment for coal miners across the state who suffer from this terrible disease. Again, thank you Senators Manchin and Capito.”