**Will Attend Field Hearing in West Virginia on Monday, May 24th**
Washington, D.C.—Senator Jay Rockefeller today outlined his next steps on mine safety, following the Upper Big Branch mine tragedy in West Virginia—including attending a field hearing in Beckley on May 24, at 9:00 a.m. Rockefeller, a longtime fighter for strong mine safety laws and one of the leading authors of the MINER Act of 2006, has been working with state, local and federal officials to uncover more details about the Upper Big Branch accident and determine what needs to be done for the future.
“The tragedy at Upper Big Branch mine was felt by our entire country, and we are still in pain. We cannot change what happened—but we can make changes going forward. Every worker deserves a safe workplace—and it is the job of elected representatives to make sure that all voices are heard and laws are improved.