Tags: Donald Trump | Trump Administration | joe manchin | vote | against | confirming | donad trump

Manchin to Vote Against Confirming Trump's Mine Safety Pick

Manchin to Vote Against Confirming Trump's Mine Safety Pick
(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 September 2017 01:10 PM

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will oppose the confirmation of David Zatezalo, President Donald Trump's pick to oversee the Mine Safety and Health Administration, The Hill reports.

Zatezalo had retired after serving as an executive of Rhino Resources. The firm had run-ins with MSHA over alleged safety violations while he was there, according to the Hill.

"While I appreciate Mr. Zatezalo's willingness to serve, I cannot support his confirmation to lead MSHA," Manchin said.

"After reviewing his qualifications and record of safety during his time in the coal industry, I am not convinced that Mr. Zatezalo is suited to oversee the federal agency that implements and enforces mine safety laws and standards."

Manchin also noted 12 coal miners have been killed nationwide in 2017 — four more than those who died on the job in 2016, the Charleston Gazette-Mail newspaper reported.

"I have comforted too many families who have lost loved ones serving our nation in the mines," Manchin said. "Strong leadership at the Mine Safety and Health Administration is non-negotiable."

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will oppose the confirmation of David Zatezalo, President Donald Trump's pick to oversee the Mine Safety and Health Administration, The Hill reports.
joe manchin, vote, against, confirming, donad trump, mine safety
169
2017-10-27
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 01:10 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved