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This resolution was introduced on November 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 4, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. CON. RES. 208

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 4, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Mollohan, and Mrs. Capito) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Miner’s Day to celebrate and honor the contributions of miners and encouraging the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities celebrating and honoring the contributions of miners.

Whereas miners daily risk life and limb in their labors;

Whereas the foundations of civilization are constructed from, advanced by, and sustained with, the materials procured with miner’s sweat and blood;

Whereas the miners of the United States have labored long and hard over our country’s existence to make it the economically strong, military secure Nation that it is today;

Whereas miners and their families have achieved, provided, and sacrificed so much for the betterment of their fellow Americans;

Whereas the great mining tragedy at Monongah, West Virginia, that occurred on December 6, 1907, is recognized to this day for causing the greatest loss of lives in American industrial history;

Whereas that tragedy helped to launch the national effort to secure the safety and health of our miners that continues to this day; and

Whereas December 6 would be an appropriate date to observe a National Miner’s Day: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

supports the goals and ideals of a National Miner’s Day to celebrate and honor the contributions of miners; and

(2)

encourages the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities celebrating and honoring the contributions of miners.