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Legislation to Enable New Mining Projects on Federal Lands, Revitalize the RFK Stadium Campus and Support Veterans Advances Through Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 6, 2024 | Committee Press Office (202-225-2761)
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Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a full committee markup and favorably reported four bills. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response:

"The bills advancing out of the House Committee on Natural Resources today show the incredible breadth and scope of the solutions our members bring to Washington. From unlocking America's mineral resources and ensuring responsible mineral development can continue on federal lands, to supporting veterans and revitalizing aging infrastructure, we are fulfilling promises to America and ensuring every community has the resources to thrive. These bills demonstrate the wide-reaching work our members do week in and week out, and the commonsense solutions we pass to support Americans nationwide. As we continue our work this year, I look forward to supporting these bills through Congress and hope to see them signed into law."


H.R. 1829, introduced by U.S. Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.), would require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the Pleasant Valley Ranger District Administrative Site to Gila County, Ariz., to develop a retreat center for veterans.

H.R. 2925, the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023, introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), would codify and clarify longstanding precedent regarding mining permitting on federal lands in response to the Ninth Circuit's decision on the Rosemont Copper Mine that upended 40 years of mining regulatory precedent and impacted mining projects across western states.

H.R. 4984, the D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus Revitalization Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), would transfer administrative jurisdiction over the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus to the District of Columbia to facilitate commercial and residential development, while ensuring continued outdoor recreation usage and park access.

H.R. 4297, the Bolts Ditch Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), would amend the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act to allow the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority to conduct maintenance and repairs on the Bolts Ditch headgate. 

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