Leader Cantor Applauds Passage Of National Strategic And Critical Minerals Production Act
September 18, 2013
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement applauding House passage of the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act:

“A top priority in the House is to spur economic growth and create jobs for working middle class families by removing unnecessary red tape that stifles free enterprise and stands in the way of American manufacturing. The United States has abundant natural resources, including critical and strategic minerals that are vital to our manufacturers, medical providers and military personnel; and that provide the basis for common household products. Unfortunately, federal regulations are standing in the way of the production of these critical minerals, forcing away good paying mining jobs and leaving our manufacturers dependent on foreign countries. The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act streamlines the permitting process and allows the United States to more efficiently and responsibly develop these resources. I thank Congressman Mark Amodei for his hard work on this legislation to clear the way for mineral development, spur job creation, and increase economic competitiveness.”