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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) released the following statement after the Biden administration announced its recommendation to substantially alter U.S. mining laws.

“We must shore up America’s critical and strategic mineral supply chains—resources that are necessary for everything from clean energy to technology manufacturing to national defense. Yet, at the same time, President Biden is recommending policy changes that would decimate the domestic mining industry and make us even more reliant on China for the minerals we use every day. Congress must streamline our nation’s ability to use our domestic natural resources, not hamstring them.”

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