H.R.179: Miners Protection Act of 2017

About This Bill

  • Introduced Jan. 3, 2017
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 10, 2017

Bill Cosponsors

78 (46 Democrats, 32 Republicans)

Bill Version

Bill Summary

Miners Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) to transfer certain funds to the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan and the 1974 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Pension Plan to provide health and pension benefits to retired coal miners and their families. The bill expands the group whose retiree health benefits are taken into account in determining the amount that the...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There is one statement associated with H.R.179.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 10, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Jan. 3, 2017
Referred to House Ways and Means
Jan. 3, 2017
Referred to House Natural Resources
Jan. 3, 2017
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Jan. 3, 2017

Introduced in the House by David McKinley (R-W.Va.)

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