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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), Democratic leader of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, this evening released the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address:

"The President correctly is making jobs a national priority, and, when it comes to transportation and infrastructure investments to grow the economy and build for the future, I am with him.  But, on the energy front, he is absolutely wrong in his misguided efforts to circumvent the Congress with unilateral regulatory actions that will result in job loss, especially when it comes to the EPA's unfair and inequitable treatment of coal mining in Appalachia, which the Congress and the courts are rightly resisting.  I intend to keep on doing all that I can to promote coal and keep our miners on the job producing affordable energy for the Nation."

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