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Chairmen Hastings and Lamborn Letter Seeking Input on Ways to Secure America’s Domestic Helium Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2013 -

Dear Interested Helium Party,

As you know, Congress has passed, and the President has signed H.R. 527, "The Helium Stewardship Act" (P.L. 113-40). This bi-partisan law will reform and close operations at Federal Helium Reserve over the remainder of this next decade. While this action was necessary to preserve the supply of helium flowing from the Federal Helium Reserve, the bill does not provide for the production of additional domestic helium. Next year, the House Natural Resources Committee will turn our attention to promoting a longer term solution to securing our nation's helium supplies beyond the life of the reserve by growing and expanding our domestic helium production.

The first hearing on this issue was held by the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on July 11, 2013, where we heard testimony and received many ideas. However, as we begin the process of drafting new legislation, we would like to again reach out to all interested parties and individuals who assisted us throughout the process of the passage of the Helium Stewardship Act for additional thoughts.

Read the entire letter HERE.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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