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S. 1714 (114th): Miners Protection Act of 2015

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A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer certain funds to the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan and the 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Joe Manchin III

Sponsor. Senator for West Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2015
Length: 12 pages
Jul 7, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 7, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Warner, Kaine Urge Congressional Leadership to Protect Miners Before End of Year
    — Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 22, 2016

Warner, Kaine Urge Congressional Leadership To Take Action To Protect Miners Before The End Of The Year
    — Sen. Timothy “Tim” Kaine [D-VA] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 22, 2016

Scott Statement on Senate Finance Committee Action on Miners Protection Act
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] on Sep 21, 2016

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Jul 7, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1714 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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