Chairman Hastings Letter to President Obama Requesting Enactment of H.R. 527, the "Helium Stewardship Act"


WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 - Dear Mr. President:

I urge you to immediately sign H.R. 527, the Helium Stewardship Act, and avoid a shutdown of the Federal Helium Reserve, which would cause an immediate world-wide helium shortage. This looming economic disaster has been the subject of ongoing Congressional attention for nearly two years.

Over the last few weeks, the House and Senate worked tirelessly to negotiate a unanimous Congressional compromise on this important legislation prior to the October 1st deadline. If it were not for this Congressional action, the Federal Helium Reserve would have taken steps to shut down today. However, nearly a week has elapsed since Congress passed this legislation without a dissenting vote and sent it to the White House where it is still awaiting your signature.

Read the entire letter HERE.


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