H.R.1937: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015

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National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 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...

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Date Description
Oct. 26, 2015
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Oct. 22, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Oct. 22, 2015

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 - 177 (Roll no. 565).

Oct. 22, 2015

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 246 (Roll no. 564).

Oct. 22, 2015
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H7123)
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
Mr. Peters moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H7122-7124; text: CR H7122)
Oct. 22, 2015
The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of measure as amended in House: CR H7113-7114)
Oct. 22, 2015
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H7122)
Oct. 22, 2015
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1937.
Oct. 22, 2015
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Oct. 22, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7119-7124)
Oct. 22, 2015
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1937 as unfinished business.
Oct. 22, 2015
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Oct. 22, 2015
Mr. Lamborn moved that the committee rise.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1937.
Oct. 22, 2015
The Speaker designated the Honorable Kenny Marchant to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Oct. 22, 2015
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 481 and Rule XVIII.
Oct. 22, 2015
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.
Oct. 22, 2015
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 481. (consideration: CR H7107-7119)
Oct. 21, 2015
Rule H. Res. 481 passed House.
Oct. 20, 2015
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.
Sept. 8, 2015
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 192.
Sept. 8, 2015

Committee on the Judiciary discharged.

Sept. 8, 2015
Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 114-253, Part I.
July 9, 2015
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
July 9, 2015
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 14.
July 9, 2015
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 8, 2015
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 25, 2015
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 19, 2015
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
May 15, 2015
Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
April 22, 2015
Referred to House Judiciary
April 22, 2015
Referred to House Natural Resources
April 22, 2015

Introduced in the House by Mark Amodei (R-Nev.)

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