H.R. 6495 (111th): Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010


Dec 3, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on December 8, 2010.


George Miller

Representative for California's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 3, 2010
Length: 80 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To improve compliance with mine safety and health laws, empower miners to raise safety concerns, prevent future mine tragedies, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010 - Amends the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (this Act) to require the Secretary of Labor (Secretary), in ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 3, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 8, 2010
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6495”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 8, 2010 2:41 p.m.
Failed 214/193

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 1579 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2011

S. 3671 (Related)
Robert C. Byrd Mine and Workplace Safety and Health Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 29, 2010

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