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H.R.4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 16, 2012 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Natural Resources - Energy and Mineral Resources

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 12, 2012, with a roll call of 256 ayes, 160 nays, and 15 not voting.

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  • 57% of users support H.R.4402

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    • Northwest Mining Association

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    • National Mining Association

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    • Colorado Mining Association

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    • American Elements

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    • American Farm Bureau Federation

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    • Industrial Minerals Association

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    • Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

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    • Strategic Materials Advisory Council

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    • Fertilizer Institute

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    • Natural Resources Defense Council

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    • Earthworks

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    • China's Plans to Hoard Rare Earths and an Opportunity for US ... - July 23, 2012 by Alessandro Bruno - In the background of the recently passed House of Representatives legislation (H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Mineral Production Act of 2012) to ease restrictions on new mining projects in the United States in ...

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      As noted by Alessandro Bruno on July 23, 2012, "In the background of the recently passed House of Representatives legislation (H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Mineral Production Act of 2012) to ease restrictions on new mining projects in the United States in ..." (/url?q=http://www.raremetalblog.com/2012/07/chinas-plans-to-hoard-rare-earths-and-an-opportunity-for-us-legislators-to-put-their-money-where-the.html&sa=U&ei=kWUOUMfdK4Kq2gWa7YH4Cg&ved=0CD8QmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNESnc87HJq7rjXrS3nvAbp5s-mrLw)
    • US House passes bill to boost rare earths production | HR 4402, the - July 23, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (EHS Director) - H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Mineral Production Act of 2012, was passed last Friday by a vote of 256 to 160. 22 members of the Democratic Party caucus joined the Republican majority with most Democrats ...

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      As noted by noreply@blogger.com (EHS Director) on July 23, 2012, "H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Mineral Production Act of 2012, was passed last Friday by a vote of 256 to 160. 22 members of the Democratic Party caucus joined the Republican majority with most Democrats ..." (/url?q=http://ehsmanager.blogspot.com/2012/07/us-house-passes-bill-to-boost-rare.html&sa=U&ei=kWUOUMfdK4Kq2gWa7YH4Cg&ved=0CDoQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNE7i7GqGVQBtMPasNnP8tDAQlITqw)
    • Legislative Roundup : The South Shore Standard - July 19, 2012 by nkozikowska - Voted NO on H.R. 4402: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 – Deems a domestic mine that will provide strategic and critical minerals to be an “infrastructure project” as described in Presidential ...

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      As noted by nkozikowska on July 19, 2012, "Voted NO on H.R. 4402: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 – Deems a domestic mine that will provide strategic and critical minerals to be an “infrastructure project” as described in Presidential ..." (/url?q=http://standardli.com/2012/07/legislative-roundup-2/&sa=U&ei=7xsJULuqGI_82gW53cymBw&ved=0CDsQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNGnYVfnu3VUayKLSNxZ4DgNpSFf7g)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Mining claims - July 26, 2012 by News & Review - It was introduced on April 19 and designated H.R. 4402. The legislation is not a bipartisan measure. It was approved in the House on a 256-160 vote. Every Republican who voted supported it. Only 22 Democrats voted for it. Those 22 included Nevada Democrat

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      As noted by News & Review on July 26, 2012, "It was introduced on April 19 and designated H.R. 4402. The legislation is not a bipartisan measure. It was approved in the House on a 256-160 vote. Every Republican who voted supported it. Only 22 Democrats voted for it. Those 22 included Nevada Democrat " (http://www.newsreview.com/reno/mining-claims/content?oid=6861106)
    • Using Nebraska’s resources to power our economy - July 19, 2012 by York News-Times - To cut red tape and increase domestic mining of these vital minerals, the House passed H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act with bipartisan support.  This legislation would streamline the permitting process for ...

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      As noted by York News-Times on July 19, 2012, "To cut red tape and increase domestic mining of these vital minerals, the House passed H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act with bipartisan support.  This legislation would streamline the permitting process for ..." (http://www.yorknewstimes.com/editorial/using-nebraska-s-resources-to-power-our-economy/article_baca9932-d159-11e1-b59d-001a4bcf887a.html)
    • U.S. House Passes Bill to Shorten Mine Permit Process, but Future Uncertain in Senate, an Industrial - July 19, 2012 by PR-USA.net - In a 256-160 vote, with 15 members not voting, the House approved H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012. But the bill faces an uncertain future, as there is no companion bill in the Senate yet.

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      As noted by PR-USA.net on July 19, 2012, "In a 256-160 vote, with 15 members not voting, the House approved H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012. But the bill faces an uncertain future, as there is no companion bill in the Senate yet." (http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1226172&Itemid=30)
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