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Sen. Manchin Introduces Bill to Extend Excise Tax on Coal


WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has introduced legislation (S. 3172) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to ensure the solvency of the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund by extending the excise tax on coal."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Mark R. Warner, D-Va., and Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

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