Mine Safety Bill Fails House Vote

Law360, New York (December 8, 2010, 7:51 PM EST) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were joined by more than two dozen Democrats to stymie efforts to pass a mine safety bill Wednesday afternoon.

The House voted 214-193 to suspend the rules and pass the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010, H.R. 6495, but the measure needed the support of two-thirds of members to clear the chamber.

“I am pleased that a majority of the House of Representatives voted in strong support of our nation’s miners and their families," said Rep....
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