March 17, 2014

What House Majority PAC Left Out: Rahall Voted To Cut Black Lung Benefits

Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC is up with a new ad in West Virginia that, as usual, plays fast and loose with the facts in order to bailout Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) from the double-digit deficit in his losing bid for a 20th term in Congress.

What House Majority PAC left out of its ad is that Rahall voted for H.R. 5159, The Black Lung Benefits Revenue Act of 1981, which according to a Washington Post report at the time “replenish[ed] the fund for coal miners’ black lung benefits by doubling the tax on coal while tightening eligibility rules[.]” That’s right — Nick Rahall voted to tighten eligibility for black lung benefits for West Virginia coal miners.

House Majority PAC also forgot to mention that one of the stars of their ad is a Democrat and labor union official.

It’s also no wonder that Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC has been dispatched to do whatever it takes, no matter the facts, in order to keep Rahall in Washington: a study by the liberal group Primary Colors revealed that Rahall was even more reliably liberal than this group of liberals expected.