Appalachian Regional Commission

Defunding Appalachia: Coal Communities Resist President’s Budget Cuts

Mar 27, 2017
Rebecca Kiger | Ohio Valley ReSource

President Donald Trump's proposal to cut the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies has alarmed some people in a region that helped to elect him. Now a budget resistance is brewing within the president's own party. Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on what's at stake.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs.

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The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $100,000 grant for Operation UNITE to continue fighting drug abuse in southern and eastern Kentucky. 

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Nearly $70 million in federal funds is now available for coal mining communities across the country. The Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Economic Development Administration announced the funding on Thursday.