H.R.3923 - Community Empowerment and Employee Protection Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
Summary: H.R.3923 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)
Introduced in House (05/20/1998)
Community Empowerment and Employee Protection Act - Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary of Energy equivalent to the Federal tax paid by the United States Enrichment Corporation in any fiscal year, in order to provide a fund for the Worker and Community Transition Office of the Department of Energy (DOE).
Requires DOE to allocate the funds to communities and workers at uranium enrichment plants in Piketon, Ohio, and Paducah, Kentucky, to help train and assist displaced workers in ascertaining future business opportunities.
States that such authorization and the fund shall terminate when local unemployment rates in the counties surrounding both facilities are not greater than the average unemployment rate for the States in which such cities are located.