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H.R.761: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Mark Amodei, R-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 57 (2 Democrats, 55 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 - Title I: Development of Domestic Sources of Strategic and Critical Minerals - (Sec. 101) Deems a domestic mine that will provide strategic and critical minerals to be an "infrastructure project" as described in Presidential Order "Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects" dated March 22, 2012.

(Sec. 102) Sets forth the responsibilities of the lead agency (federal, state, local, tribal, or Alaska Native Corporation) with responsibility for issuing a mineral exploration or mine permit with respect to project coordination, agency consultation, project proponents, contractors, and the status and scope of any environmental impact statement.

Requires the lead agency to determine that any action to approve an exploration or mine permit does not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment wi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 19, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Sept. 18, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 18, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 246 - 178 (Roll no. 471).

Sept. 18, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 229 (Roll no. 470). (consideration: CR H5622-5623)

Sept. 18, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5622)
Sept. 18, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the House to report the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill containing prohibitions regarding China and Iran.
Sept. 18, 2013 Mr. Cicilline moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H5621-5623; text: CR H5621)
Sept. 18, 2013 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H5611-5612)
Sept. 18, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5621)
Sept. 18, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 761.
Sept. 18, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Sept. 18, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Sept. 18, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5618-5624)
Sept. 18, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 761 as unfinished business.
Sept. 18, 2013 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Sept. 18, 2013 Mr. Lamborn moved that the committee rise.
Sept. 18, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment.
Sept. 18, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Sept. 18, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (Fl) amendment.
Sept. 18, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Sept. 18, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment.
Sept. 18, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Veasey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Veasey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Sept. 18, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Veasey amendment.
Sept. 18, 2013 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 had 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.
Sept. 18, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment.
Sept. 18, 2013 Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
Sept. 18, 2013 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the President.
Sept. 18, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 761.
Sept. 18, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Sept. 18, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 347 and Rule XVIII.
Sept. 18, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 761 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.
Sept. 18, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 347. (consideration: CR H5606-5609, H5609-5618)
Sept. 18, 2013 Rule H. Res. 347 passed House.
Sept. 17, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 347 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 761 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.
July 9, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 292 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 761 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.
July 8, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 100.
July 8, 2013 Committee on Judiciary discharged.
July 8, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-138, Part I.
May 15, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 17.
May 15, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 15, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
March 21, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources