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H.R. 2579 (116th): Materials Act of 1947

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To modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain lands, consistent with the principles of self-initiation of mining claims, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Raúl Grijalva

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2020
Length: 132 pages
Introduced
May 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 23, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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What legislators are saying

Natural Resources Committee Passes Mining Reform, Mining Pension Bills
    — Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3] (Sponsor) on Oct 23, 2019

Chair Grijalva, Sen. Udall Introduce Hardrock Mining Reform Legislation to Modernize Mining Royalties, Address Taxpayer-Funded Mine Cleanups
    — Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3] (Sponsor) on May 9, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2579 will add $4.9 billion in new spending through 2030.

History

May 8, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 23, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Aug 4, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

H.R. 2579 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2579. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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