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NSSGA URGES OPERATOR COMMENTS OPPOSING MSHA’S CIVIL PENALTIES PROPOSAL

As NSSGA prepares to submit extensive comments opposing major provisions of MSHA’s civil penalties proposal, the association offers a template (see below) of a brief letter that members can use to convey concerns on the proposal.  Comments are due to MSHA Tuesday, March 31, at midnight. NSSGA is very concerned with the proposal because it will…

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Posted 3/30/15 at 4:50 PM

HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTES TO ABOLISH THE DEATH TAX

The House Ways and Means Committee voted March 25 on a 22 to 10 party-line vote to approve legislation permanently abolishing the federal estate tax also called the “death tax.” The measure now goes to the full House. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is expected to introduce a similar bill in the Senate. Under the current…

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Posted 3/27/15 at 2:18 PM

Federal Appeals Court Hears Challenge against Mine Safety Agency Coal Dust Regulation

To keep PMD members aware of the news affecting the industry, NSSGA regularly sweeps public databases and publications for industry-specific stories such as the following below. From The National Law Review: The National Mining Association and others in the industry have sued the Mine Safety and Health Administration to halt implementation of massive changes to…

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Posted 3/27/15 at 12:31 PM

SENATE PASSES BUDGET; LEE AMENDMENT NOT VOTED UPON

The Senate passed its version of the budget in the early morning hours of March 27 on a vote of 52 to 46.  The vote followed a marathon series of votes that lasted for hours and involved consideration of hundreds of amendments.  The Lee amendment, which would have created a point of order against any…

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Posted 3/27/15 at 10:51 AM

URGENT: LEE AMENDMENT AIMS TO HAMSTRING HIGHWAY FUNDING; CALL SENATORS NOW!

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has filed an amendment to the Senate budget that would create a point of order against any Highway Trust Fund revenue increase. This would greatly decrease the Senate Finance Committee’s flexibility to solve the HTF revenue problem, as well as create problems for offsets that the committee may use for a…

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Posted 3/26/15 at 5:46 PM

HOUSE PASSES BILL SLAPPING DOWN NLRB’S “AMBUSH ELECTION” RULE

The House of Representatives voted March 19 by a margin of 232 to186 to adopt a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution to halt the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) “ambush election” rule.  The Senate passed the CRA earlier this month, so it now heads to the president who is expected to veto it. The NLRB’s…

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Posted 3/26/15 at 3:09 PM

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