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Congressional Legislation Details

Title as Introduced:

Rep. Lamborn's National Strategic and Critical Minerals Policy Act

Bill Number:



Would recommend a study to update information on the nation's mineral resources and shine light on regulatory and permitting burdens that have delayed or blocked mineral resource development here in the United States.

Bill Sponsor


Our Position:

We support this bill.

Dear Representative Lamborn,

On behalf of more than 1.7 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I commend your recent introduction of H.R. 2011, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Policy Act. Your bill would shine much-needed light on the regulatory burdens and permitting delays standing in the way of an efficient and competitive domestic minerals industry.

Mineral resources are an essential part of any modern society, contributing to every sector of our economy. As House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) noted at a recent hearing, “Minerals are not only the building blocks of the earth, but are indispensible to our health, economy, technology, renewable energy, national defense, and quality of life. From shampoos to cars, computers to telephones, there is literally not a moment in the day when we don’t use a product that is made from minerals.” Keeping up with demand for minerals is important to keeping prices down for the tens of thousands of products that American consumers purchase and use every day.

Click here to read AFP's full letter of support!


Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.


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