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National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 (H.R. 4402)
May 16, 2012 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2012 -

Reporting H.R. 4402 Out of Committee (Passed 24-12. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill will allow the U.S. to more efficiently develop our Nation's strategic and critical minerals, such as rare earth elements, that are vital to job creation, American economic competitiveness and national security.

Amodei Amendment #1 – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Voice Vote.)
This amendment makes a number of technical amendments to the underlying legislation.

Grijalva Amendment #003 – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Voice Vote.)
This amendment makes a number of technical amendments to the underlying legislation.

Tonko Amendment #001 – Limit Strategic and Critical Definition (Failed 12-19. View Roll Call Vote)
This Amendment undermines the intention of the legislation by arbitrarily limiting the definition of “strategic and critical minerals” that is previously defined in the underlying legislation.

Markey Amendment #004 offered by Mr. Holt – Increase Hardrock Royalty Payments (Failed 10-24. View Roll Call Vote)
This Amendment increases royalty payments on hardrock mining that would discourage investment and production of strategic and critical minerals on federal lands.

* For complete legislative action for the May 16, 2012 Full Committee Markup, click here.




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