H.R.1063: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 9 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 12, 2013
Latest Major Action April 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

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National Strategic and Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013 - (Sec. 3) Declares that it is the continuing policy of the United States to promote an adequate and stable supply of minerals to maintain the nation's economic well-being, security, and manufacturing, industrial, energy, agricultural, and technological capabilities.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (Survey), to report to Congress: (1) an inventory of the nonfossil-fuel mineral potential of lands under BLM and U.S. Forest Service jurisdiction; (2) an identification of all such lands that have been withdrawn, segregated, or otherwise restricted from mineral exploration and development; (3) a detailed description of the time required to process mineral applications, operating plans, leases, licenses, permit...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 1, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 289.
April 1, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-390.
May 15, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
May 15, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 15, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
March 21, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
March 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.