Miners Pension Protection Act

Miners Pension Protection Act

This Bill has:
40% Democratic Support in the Senate
22% Democratic Support in the House

   


















    This bill was introduced by republican David McKinley in the house and by Joe Manchin in the senate.
    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 Department of the Treasury must transfer from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund and the General Fund of the Treasury to the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan. A voluntary employees' beneficiary association (VEBA) established as a result of certain bankruptcy proceedings must transfer to the plan any amounts received as a result of the bankruptcy proceeding, reduced by the amount of the VEBA's administrative costs. Transfers by Treasury are reduced by the amount of the VEBA transfers.
Senate Bill: S. 1105
Democratic Support: 19
Introduced by: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 05/11/2017)
Latest Action: 05/11/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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Joe Manchin talks about Miners Healthcare and Pensions