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S. 3488: A bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to repeal a provision relating to the suspension, waiver, or reduction of rents or royalties by the Secretary of the Interior to promote development or operation, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to limit the authority of the Secretary to reduce or eliminate certain royalties and net profit shares, and for other purposes.

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Mar 12, 2020

Introduced on Mar 12, 2020

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Jeff Merkley

Junior Senator for Oregon



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Mar 12, 2020

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