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house Bill H.R. 1937

Do the Feds Need to Facilitate More Development of Critical Minerals?

Argument in favor

Introducing more certainty to the permitting process for strategic mineral projects would be beneficial to developers and the court system.

operaman's Opinion
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10/22/2015
Maybe the question should be, When will the Federal Government and EPA give mining companies long term leases to federal land. But if the US does grant access, will those minerals be shipped to China or other foreign governments. Hillary has already signed over our uranium assets to a Russian company. What a web Hillary has weaved in her practice to deceive and coverup of her lack of leadership.
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GrumpyMSgt's Opinion
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10/22/2015
Yes we need to develop more sources for rare earth minerals as China pretty much has a stranglehold on these elements. They own mines in the US too.
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SherryTX's Opinion
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10/21/2015
Yet another bureaucracy standing in the way of recovery. This is a no brainer, but what is sad is that we need this kind of legislation and that people can't just do the right thing. It must be a govt disease.
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Argument opposed

This would only make it harder for groups to block and delay mining projects. The U.S. shouldn’t be developing its mineral resources.

Pamelyn's Opinion
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10/23/2015
This bill handcuffs environmentalists and citizens to Corporate timetables. While some environmental impacts are immediate, so many more require the study of longer termed effects. By requiring a scant 90 days to bring forth cases we are neglecting to protect our land from great misuse.
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Joseph's Opinion
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08/15/2016
I believe that most of us are not represented by our elected officials, the day of public service are over, now all congressmen and congresswomen want is money, The political system is corrupt. Our political system fails to meet the test of a democracy. It's all about winning, and has nothing to do with the people. A total lack of leadership concern, and compassion.
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Mart's Opinion
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10/22/2015
Allow the market to incentivize this, government has never done a good job in production
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed October 22nd, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 254 Yea / 177 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Energy and Mineral Resources
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
    IntroducedApril 22nd, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to House Natural Resources
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
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    Referred to House Judiciary
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    Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
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    Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
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    Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 14.
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    Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
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    Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 114-253, Part I.
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    Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 192.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 481 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1937 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
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    Rule H. Res. 481 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 481.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1937 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 481 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Kenny Marchant to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1937.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 1.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 2.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dingell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mrs. Dingell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 3.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 4.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 5.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    Mr. Lamborn moved that the committee rise.
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    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1937 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1937.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Mr. Peters moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
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    Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit or limit the agency responsible for issuing a mineral exploration or mine permit from assessing the extent to which the authorized activity contributes to climate change.
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    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 246 (Roll no. 564).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 - 177 (Roll no. 565).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed October 22nd, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 254 Yea / 177 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Energy and Mineral Resources
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
    IntroducedApril 22nd, 2015

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