This bill would reorganize the established processes for obtaining mining contracts in the U.S. and adjust the legal framework that regulates mining. Rep. Cicilline (D-RI) proposed a relevant amendment to this bill that would have forbidden federal agencies from awarding mining permits to any company with Iranian or Chinese ownership interests, and to any person or company convicted of violating the sanctions on Iran. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 197–229, with 6 abstentions.
57 cosponsors (55R, 2D).
Last major action: 9/18/13 passed House by yea-nay vote, 246–178.