Representative David McKinley (R-WV) introduced H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, on June 3. The bill, similar to legislation introduced by the congressman in past sessions, would establish a state-level coal ash management program. Three days later, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy approved the bill by a voice vote with no amendments offered. Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) criticized the legislation, saying it does not properly address environmental and public health concerns.