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H.R.2824: Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Bill Johnson, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 25, 2013
Latest Major Action May 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America - Amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to require state programs for regulation of surface coal mining to incorporate the necessary rule concerning excess spoil, coal mine waste, and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams published by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on December 12, 2008.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) publish notice of a determination when all states that wish to assume exclusive jurisdiction of such mining regulation have incorporated the rule in their programs; (2) assess the effectiveness of the rule's implementation during the five-year period following such notice; (3) carry out all required consultation on the benefits and other impacts of the implementation of the rule to any threatened or endangered species, with the participation of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the United States Geologi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 373.
May 7, 2014 Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
March 26, 2014 Received in the Senate.
March 25, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 25, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 192 (Roll no. 141).

March 25, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 224 (Roll no. 140). (consideration: CR H2633-2634)

March 25, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2633)
March 25, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bera motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to clarify that the underlying bill does not limit the right of the Department of the Interior or of any state to prioritize (1) the hiring of unemployed workers, including veterans, or (2) the use of US-made equipment and materials in mining operations.
March 25, 2014 Mr. Bera (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H2633-2634; text: CR H2633)
March 25, 2014 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H2629)
March 25, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2824.
March 25, 2014 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
March 25, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright Part B amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
March 25, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisons of H.Res. 501, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright Part B amendment no. 2.
March 25, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal Part B amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
March 25, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 501, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal Part B amendment no. 1.
March 25, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2824.
March 25, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Chairman of the Committee.
March 25, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 501 and Rule XVIII.
March 25, 2014 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2641. The resolution provides one hour of general debate for each bill and makes in order specified amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report 113-374. The resolution provides one motion to recommit.
March 25, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 501. (consideration: CR H2621-2634, H2634-2635)
March 5, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 501 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2641. The resolution provides one hour of general debate for each bill and makes in order specified amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report 113-374. The resolution provides one motion to recommit.
Feb. 28, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 270.
Feb. 28, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-364.
Nov. 14, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 15.
Nov. 14, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 14, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
Aug. 2, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
July 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
July 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.