A bill to ensure that claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act are processed in a fair and timely manner, to better protect miners from pneumoconiosis (commonly known as "black lung disease"), and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015
Length: 69 pages
Sep 29, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on September 29, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What stakeholders are saying
Nov 20, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2959 (113th).
Sep 29, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 5, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 855.
S. 2096 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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