H.R. XX: Expressing support for the 33 trapped Chilean miners following the Copiapo’ mining disaster and the Government of Chile as it works to rescue the miners and reunite them with their families

H.R. XX

Expressing support for the 33 trapped Chilean miners following the Copiapo’ mining disaster and the Government of Chile as it works to rescue the miners and reunite them with their families

Date
September 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res.__ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) on September 29, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. __ would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Commends the bravery of the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose´ mine in Copiapo´, Chile;
  • “Expresses solidarity with the stranded miners and their families;
  • “Commends the efforts of President Sebastian´ Pinera  and the Government of Chile in their tireless rescue efforts;
  • “Commends the efforts by United States Federal agencies and private individuals and entities in responding directly and promptly to Chile’s request for advice and expertise to assist in this humanitarian endeavor; and
  • “Expresses continued support for the successful rescue, recovery, and reintegration of the 33 miners into Chilean society.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, on August, 5, 2010, the San Jose´ copper-gold mine in Copiapo´, Chile, collapsed, leaving 33 miners trapped underground.