Legislation

Currently, the Coalition for Workplace Safety is actively monitoring a broad array of legislation, including:

“Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010” (H.R. 5663)

“The Protecting America’s Workers Act” (S. 1580/H.R. 2067)
Read the CWS Fact Sheet: The Protecting Americas’ Workers Act

H.R.2067 : To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for certain violators, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] (introduced 4/23/2009) Cosponsors (55)
Committees: House Education and Labor

S.1580 : A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for certain violators, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] (introduced 8/5/2009) Cosponsors (21)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Other Bills of Interest

H.RES.375 : Supporting the goals and ideals of Workers’ Memorial Day in order to honor and remember the workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] (introduced 4/28/2009) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Education and Labor

H.R.146 : An act to designate certain land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] (introduced 1/6/2009) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-11
Note: Omnibus land bill.

H.R.849 : To require the Secretary of Labor to issue interim and final occupational safety and health standards regarding worker exposure to combustible dust, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George [CA-7] (introduced 2/4/2009) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Education and Labor

H.R.1105 : Making omnibus appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Obey, David R. [WI-7] (introduced 2/23/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations; House Budget
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-8
Note: An explanatory statement was submitted by Mr. Obey, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations “as if it were a joint explanatory statement of a committee of conference.” It appears in two 2/23/2009 Congressional Record documents on pages: H1653-H2088 and H2089-H2599. See also the House Appropriations committee print.

H.R.2918 : Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] (introduced 6/17/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
House Reports: 111-160; Latest Conference Report: 111-265 (in Congressional Record H9924-9946)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-68
Note: Division A is the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010. Division B is the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010.

H.R.3288 : Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] (introduced 7/22/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations; Senate Appropriations
House Reports: 111-218; Senate Reports: 111-69; Latest Conference Report: 111-366 (in Congressional Record H13631-14080, H14081-14369)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-117
Note: The conference report on the bill includes provisions for six of the seven FY2010 appropriations: Transportation-HUD; Commerce-Justice-Science; Financial Services; Labor-HHS; Military Construction-VA; and State-Foreign Operations. (The Defense appropriations bill, H.R.3326 , was passed separately.)

S.22 : A bill to designate certain land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] (introduced 1/7/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 3/11/2009 Failed of passage/not agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 282 – 144 (Roll no. 117).
Note: For further action, see H.R.146 , which became Public Law 111-11 on 3/30/2009.

S.1294 : An original bill making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Nelson, E. Benjamin [NE] (introduced 6/18/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 111-29
Latest Major Action: 6/18/2009 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 82.

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