NMA Urges Congress to Act Swiftly on Stimulus Package

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn made the following statement today as the U.S. Senate prepares to act on an economic stimulus bill to help restore economic growth:

"U.S. coal, minerals and mining machinery producers urge Congress to pass economic stimulus legislation without delay.

"The federal funding proposed for infrastructure renewal and for advanced coal technology deployment will act as important catalysts to get the economy rolling again and to put Americans back to work. These are shovel-ready projects that can help re-build America and make a down payment on a clean energy future."