Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and recently appointed U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh toured the American Consolidated Resources’ Ohio County longwall mine in West Virginia’s northern panhandle. This was the first underground coal mine tour for Walsh, who was previously the mayor of Boston.

Manchin discussed the importance of the bipartisan infrastructure deal with miners. He recognized the importance of the U.S. coal industry and said the U.S. simply can’t function without it. He also thanked the miners for what they do.