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H.R. 4248: Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019

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To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to allow the Secretary of the Interior to delegate certain emergency reclamation activities to the States and Tribes, and for other purposes.

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Matthew Cartwright

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 9, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Sep 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Jan 15, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 15, 2020.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Cartwright Plays Key Role in Shaping New Comprehensive Plan to Create Jobs, Tackle Climate Crisis
    — Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8] (Sponsor) on Jun 30, 2020

Thompson co-sponsors bipartisan bill on coal mines
    — Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2019

Legislation would reauthorize mine trust fund
    — Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 11, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4248 will add $394 million in new spending through 2030.


Sep 9, 2019

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Jan 15, 2020
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