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. Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 5, 2017
Length: 70 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on April 5, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
4 Cosponsors (4 Democrats)
Nov 20, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2959 (113th).
Sep 29, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2096 (114th).
Apr 5, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 23, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2205 (116th).
S. 855 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 855. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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