H.R.5542: Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibility Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about energy
  • Introduced Oct. 3, 2002
  • Latest Major Action Nov. 2, 2002

Bill Summary

Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibility Act - Amends the Black Lung Benefits Act to transfer part B black lung benefit responsibilities from the Commissioner of Social Security to the Secretary of Labor (thus consolidating all black lung benefit responsibility under the Secretary). (Current law makes the Commissioner responsible for part B benefits based on claims filed on or before December 31, 1973, and makes the Secretary...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Mrs. Biggert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5542.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed until Oct. 8.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 0 (Roll no. 448).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate, read twice.
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Cleared for White House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 107-275.
Oct. 3, 2002

Introduced in the House by Melissa A. Hart (R-Pa.)

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