Cathy McMorris Rodgers Expresses Sympathy for the Victims of the Coal Mine Tragedy

Apr 06, 2010

The Thoughts and Prayers of our Nation are with the Victim’s Families

SPOKANE- Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Ranking Member on the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, expressed her sorrow and support for the families and friends of the victims and missing workers involved in the tragedy at Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. 

“At this time of unimaginable grief for a small West Virginia community, the thoughts and prayers of our entire nation go out to the families, neighbors and friends of the victims.”

“The federal government has a solemn obligation to promote the safety of coal miners, and to design and enforce regulations on their behalf. We will thoroughly investigate the causes of the disaster with the goal of strengthening miner safety, so that this tragedy will never be repeated.”

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