H.Res. 1363: Granting the authority provided under clause 4 (c)(3) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives to the Committee on Education and Labor for the purposes of its investigation into underground coal mining safety

H.Res. 1363

Granting the authority provided under clause 4 (c)(3) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives to the Committee on Education and Labor for the purposes of its investigation into underground coal mining safety

Sponsor
Rep. George Miller

Date
May 20, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1363 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The legislation was introduced by Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on May 18, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1363, a privileged resolution, would resolve that the Committee on Education and Labor is granted deposition authority provided under clause 4(c)(3) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives in furtherance of the investigation by committee into underground coal mine operator compliance with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, and into other related matters. The resolution requires the Education and Labor Committee to report to the Rules Committee on the number of depositions taken, the number of depositions taken using subpoena power, and the name of each person who was publicly identified as a deponent.

Background

The committee is investigating the April 5, 2010 West Virginia mine explosion.