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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Attends White House Bill Signing to Repeal Anti-Coal Regulation

WASHINGTON D.C. –Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney attended a bill signing with President Donald Trump as he signed into law H. J. Res 38, Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.

 “Today’s signing represents a significant victory for West Virginia and a victory for energy consumers all across the country. I made a promise to the people of the Second District of West Virginia that I would fight for American energy production including coal, and natural gas, and work to bring back jobs to our state.  Last Congress, I was proud to have passed the STREAM Act, H.R. 1644, in the U.S. House of Representatives, that would have prevented this regulation from being enacted. Now that the rule has been stopped, I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump to roll back the job-killing agenda from former President Obama.” said Rep. Alex Mooney.

Congressman Mooney introduced H.R. 1644, the STREAM Act, to prevent the implementation of a new stream buffer zone rule from the Office of Surface Mining in the Department of the Interior. That bill passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support in January of 2016.

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.