Miners Who Helped Carry Trump To Victory Terrified As Threat Of Losing Benefits Looms
The president often spoke about miners during his campaign, but as the deadline to renew benefits for them nears, he's remained quiet.
The New York Times:
Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence On Imperiled Health Plan
Donald J. Trump made coal miners a central metaphor of his presidential campaign, promising to “put our miners back to work” and look after their interests in a way that the Obama administration did not. Now, three months into his presidency, comes a test of that promise. (Scheiber, 4/19)
In other administration news —
Senate Panel To Vote Next Week On FDA Commissioner
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will vote Wednesday on the nomination of Scott Gottlieb to serve as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. If confirmed, Gottlieb, a former deputy commissioner at the FDA, would oversee an agency that President Donald Trump has vowed to reform. (McIntire, 4/19)