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Oversight Hearing on "American Metals and Mineral Security: An examination of the domestic critical minerals supply and demand chain"
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Oversight Hearing on:

  • “American Metals and Mineral Security: An examination of the domestic critical minerals supply and demand chain”

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

Dr. Anthony Ku
Manufacturing & Materials Technologies
GE Global Research
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Mark Fellows
SNL Metals & Mining
Metals Consulting
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Jerry Pyatt
CEO
The Doe Run Company
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Brett Lambert
Senior Fellow
National Defense Industrial Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Dr. Eric S. Peterson
Center for Advanced Energy Studies
Idaho National Laboratory

Background:

Critical and strategic metals and minerals are fundamental components of technologies and everyday items ranging from cell phones, computers, medical equipment, renewable energy products, high-tech military equipment, building materials, and common household products. The timely and environmentally responsible development of our Nation’s vast supplies of strategic and critical minerals will create good-paying mining jobs, boost local economies, and provide security to America’s economy. This hearing further underscores the need for the Senate to approve H.R. 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act, which passed the House last September and allows the United States to more efficiently develop its strategic and critical minerals that are vital to America’s economic competitiveness.

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