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July 13, 2012

House Votes - H.R. 4402: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act

H.R. 4402: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012
7/12/2012 12:44pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed181-231
7/12/2012 12:51pm:
On passage Passed256-160

Previous Rule Action

H.R. 4402: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] (introduced 4/19/2012)      Cosponsors (27)
Related Bills: H.RES.726
House Reports:


7/9/2012 2:45pm:
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 112-583, Part I.
7/11/2012 4:07pm:
Rule H. Res. 726 passed House.
7/12/2012 9:14am:
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 726.
7/12/2012 9:15am:
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 726 and Rule XVIII.
7/12/2012 10:23am:
H.AMDT.1371 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Tonko.
An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-590 to narrow the scope of the underlying bill to include strategic and critical minerals only.
7/12/2012 10:33am:
H.AMDT.1372 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Hastings (FL).
An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-590 to give the lead agency, in the event of new or unforeseen information, the authority to extend by two six-month periods the arbitrary 30 month time limit the bill imposes on permit approval.
7/12/2012 10:43am:
H.AMDT.1373 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Markey.
An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-590 to require a royalty payment of 12.5% of the value of hardrock minerals mined on federal lands. Revenue generated by the royalty payment would be dedicated to cleaning up abandoned hardrock mines.
7/12/2012 10:54am:
H.AMDT.1374 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Young (AK).
An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-590 to allow the lead agency, as established under this bill, to exempt existing Mineral Prescriptions for strategic and critical materials within federally administered national forests from the procedures detailed at and all rules promulgated under part 294 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, the amendment would extend this exemption to areas integral to access of the Mineral Prescriptions, and the construction, operation, maintenance, and restoration of any existing Mineral Prescriptions.
7/12/2012 11:07am:
H.AMDT.1375 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Cravaack.
An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-590 to allow projects that have already applied for a permit access to the new expedited process under the bill.
7/12/2012 11:17am:
H.AMDT.1375 On agreeing to the Cravaack amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
7/12/2012 11:18am:
H.AMDT.1376 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Hastings (FL).
An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-590 to create an exception for non-profit entities and individuals from the outright elimination (found in Section 205 of H.R. 4402) of the shifting of attorneys fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act.
7/12/2012 11:25am:
H.AMDT.1376 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment (A006) Failed by voice vote.
7/12/2012 11:26am:
H.AMDT.1377 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Grijalva.
An amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-590 to exempt from the bill any mineral exploration or mining permit a lead agency determines would diminish opportunities for hunting, fishing, grazing, or recreation on public lands. By protecting the status of hunting, fishing, grazing and other recreational uses on federal lands, the amendment will guarantee that the multiple use mandate for federal lands is not compromised by the underlying bill.
7/12/2012 11:59am:
H.AMDT.1371 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment (A001) Failed162-251 (GT).
7/12/2012 12:04pm:
H.AMDT.1372 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment (A002) Failed162-252 (GT).
7/12/2012 12:08pm:
H.AMDT.1373 On agreeing to the Markey amendment (A003) Failed163-253 (GT).
7/12/2012 12:12pm:
H.AMDT.1374 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment (A004) Agreed to238-178 (GT).
7/12/2012 12:15pm:
H.AMDT.1377 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment (A007) Failed167-248 (GT).

7/12/2012 12:16pm:
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4402.
7/12/2012 12:17pm:
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.
7/12/2012 12:44pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed181-231 (GT).
7/12/2012 12:51pm:
On passage Passed256-160 (GT).

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