WASHINGTON – The stage is set for the swearing-in of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th President.
He brings a new way of doing things to a Congress that enjoys a Republican majority in both houses.
Two of the Congressmen who represent Central, Eastern and Southern Kentucky were asked about their goals for the New Year and a new President.
Congressman Hal Rogers wants to re-file the Reclaim Act and pass it.
“That would take a billion dollars from the Abandoned Lands Mine Fund that’s just sitting there and distribute those monies out to the coal-producing states who suffered from this extreme downturn. Kentucky, under that law if it’s passed, would get about $20 million a year for the next five years. That would help us reclaim the abandoned mines around the area, but also put people to work in a productive way,” Rogers said.
Representative Andy Barr looks to make a difference in trade and economic growth.
“The foundation of economic growth in this country is stable monetary policy, a predictable stable currency to make sure that actors in the private sector have confidence and understand what it is the Fed is doing in terms of interest rate policy, in terms of the money supply so that investors and small businesses and actors in the private economy have confidence and certainty about where the economy is headed,” Barr said.