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Mine safety action possible today in House

Look for some potential action later today in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010, the major mine safety reform package that has already passed the House Education and Labor Committee.

The legislation is listed on this House floor schedule issued by the office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and one story making the rounds is that a substitute bill will be offered on the floor that strips out OSHA language to make it strictly a mine safety bill.

Already, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers are warning lawmakers that they would consider votes on this bill for inclusion in their congressional report cards, and are calling on lawmakers to oppose not only the bill but any procedural efforts to bring it to a vote in the first place.

UPDATED: Here’s a summary of the legislation that is expected to be voted on today.

Stay tuned …