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Rally supports energy jobs; opposes EPA regulations

The Register-Herald

Miners, energy workers, state government officials and coal supporters rallied Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C., supporting American energy jobs and opposing new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

These proposed EPA regulations, backed by President Barack Obama, limit emissions at newly constructed power plants. Some critics say it will be almost impossible for coal-fired plants to meet the regulations using current technologies.

Rahall: Don't cut Social Security, Medicare

The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., is urging the joint House and Senate committee tasked with negotiating a budget agreement to not cut Social Security and Medicare benefits. Rahall was one of 61 members of Congress sent a letter to the Budget Conference Committee asking them not to cut the two programs.

House and Senate leaders are continuing budget negotiations to avoid another government shutdown after January 15, when the current continuing resolution runs out.

Rahall Says "Heads Ought To Roll" Over Health Care Problems


U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., was among the politicians sounding off about the Affordable Care Act on ABC's "Good Morning America" Saturday morning. President Barack Obama is facing yet another challenge with his signature health care law - Democrats who are now jumping ship on their support.

More than three dozen Democrats are now siding with Republicans and supporting a plan Obama says would weaken the law. Rahall is among the Democrats crossing party lines.

Rahall Votes for Veterans Benefit Increase

Williamson Daily News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Noting the need to boost Veterans benefits, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) late Tuesday supported passage of legislation in the House that will increase benefits for veterans with service-connected disabilities and their survivors.

“We have a responsibility to our veterans to ensure that their disability benefits and the compensation promised to their families keep pace with inflation and I will continue to press hard so that our veterans and their families can get the full benefits that were promised to them,” said Rahall.

EPA proposal illogical, ill-conceived dud

The Fayette Tribune

I am dead set against the proposed new regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would effectively prevent the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

It is just the latest salvo in the EPA’s war on coal, a war I have unwaveringly soldiered against, and I will work tirelessly to prevent such an ill-conceived and illogical plan from moving forward.