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In this image from video, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, after the Senate passed a coronavirus response bill, sending it to President Donald Trump to sign. McConnell also told Senators that the Senate will remain in session. (Senate Television via AP)

WASHINGTON (WEHT)- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) announced Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant worth more than $1 million to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital for black lung screenings at the hospital’s Coal Miners Clinic.

Sen. McConnell previously helped the hospital secure funding for the clinic, including a grant worth more than $650,000 in 2017. In a release, Sen. McConnell said he’s making the health of Kentucky’s coal miners a “national priority.”

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(This story was originally published on May 29, 2020)

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