McConnell: Dems' War on Coal Agenda Hurting Kentucky Jobs Mar 11 2014 Print Email Share Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats’ climate change talk-a-thon: “There is a depression in Appalachia. An absolute depression. “Families are losing work because of government attacks on the coal industry. Communities are hurting. For full article, see http://1.usa.gov/1ngEvZZ.