H.R.981: RARE 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 Hank Johnson, D-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 6, 2013
Latest Major Action April 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Resource Assessment of Rare Earths Act of 2013 or RARE Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to submit a comprehensive report on global rare earth element resources and the potential future global supply of such resources.

Requires the report to include recommendations on areas of need for future geologic research related to rare earth elements and other minerals that are critical based on the impact of a potential supply restriction and the likelihood of one.

Authorizes appropriations through FY2016.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 1, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 288.
April 1, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-389.
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 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
March 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.