FAST-TRACK MINING PERMITS: Voting 246 for and 178 against, the House on Wednesday passed a bill (HR 761) to ease environmental rules and limit lawsuits in order to quicken agency reviews of applications to mine critical and non-critical minerals on federal lands in the West … the bill would also speed action on permits for sand and gravel mining. The bill would designate mining activities as “infrastructure projects” to make them eligible for fast-tracked government reviews.
A yes vote was to pass the bill. Voting yes: Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy, Ribble.
It wouldn't be a successful natural resources "liquidation sale" without opening up the market to our enemies:
MINERAL EXPORTS TO CHINA, IRAN: Voting 197 for and 229 against, the House on Wednesday defeated a Democratic bid to prohibit strategic and critical minerals mined as a result of HR 761 (above) from being exported to China, Iran or any country that has violated U.S. economic sanctions against Iran.And here I thought they wanted to go to war with Iran.
A yes vote backed the Democratic motion. Voting no: Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy, Ribble.