U.S. Senate on Appropriations - Press Release

January 18, 2006   Press Contact: Jenny Manley (202) 224-6404

*Rescheduled* Labor, HHS, Education Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Sago Mine Disaster and Overview of Mine Safety

The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies will meet in open session at 11:00 am on Monday, January 23, 2006 in Room SD-106 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The program includes: Sago Mine Disaster and an Overview of Mine Safety


Panel One:

Honorable David Dye, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health—Accompanied by:

Ray McKinney, Administrator, Coal Mine Safety and Health

Bob Friend, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health

Edward Claire, Associate Solicitor, Division of Mine Safety and Health

Panel Two:

Ben Hatfield, President and CEO, International Coal Group

Davitt McAteer, Vice President of Sponsored Programs, Wheeling Jesuit University

Chris Hamilton, Senior Vice President West Virginia Coal Association

Cecil Roberts, International President, United Mine Workers of America

Bruce Watzman, Vice President, Safety and Health, National Mining Association