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S. 3470 (114th): Miners Protection Act of 2016

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An original 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

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2016
Length: 18 pages
Nov 16, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 16, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Durbin, Bipartisan Senators Call For Immediate Passage Of Miners Protection Act
    — Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] on Nov 22, 2016

10 Days Later: Trump Refuses to Lift a Finger to Save Pensions, Health Care for Coal Miners
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] on Dec 8, 2016

Manchin, Capito, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Immediate Passage of Miners Protection Act
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] on Nov 22, 2016

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Nov 16, 2016

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Nov 16, 2016
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee. The Senate Committee on Finance issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

S. 3470 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3470. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

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

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