McKinley miner pension bill heads to House floor

The Inter-Mountain News

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Washington, October 25, 2019 | comments

U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., hopes his version of a fix for coal miner pensions passes the House of Representatives and breaks through the blockage in the U.S. Senate.

House Resolution 935, the Miners Pension Protection Act, passed the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday. The bill would provide funding to shore up miner pension funds affected by company bankruptcies and other catastrophes.

“The window for addressing the looming insolvency of miners pensions is closing quickly,” McKinley said. “More than seventy years ago a promise was made by the federal government to our miners. These men and women deserve better and this Congress has a chance to provide them with the certainty they deserve.”

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