UPDATE: Rep. Gosar’s Jobs Bill Scheduled for Vote by Full House

Sep 24, 2013 Issues: Land Exchange

For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2013

 

Contact: Orlando Watson
Orlando.Watson@mail.house.gov

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UPDATE: Rep. Gosar’s Jobs Bill Scheduled for Vote by Full House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The full House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (H.R. 687), legislation that authorizes a land exchange that would open up the largest copper mine in North America and create more than 3,700 local jobs. The mine would also generate more than $61.4 billion of economic activity and could supply 25 percent or more of the nation’s domestic copper demand.

Expected House Vote on Rep. Gosar’s Jobs Bill
September 26, 2013
A live stream will be available HERE.

Background:
The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act authorizes a federal land exchange that will open the third largest undeveloped copper resource in the world, located near Superior, Arizona. In exchange, more than 5,000 acres of high-value Arizona conservation lands – encompassing endangered species, sensitive ecosystems, recreational sites and historic landmarks – will be protected. Additional details can be found HERE.

The Senate companion to Rep. Gosar’s bill, introduced by Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, is S. 339. Both the Senate and House versions are nearly identical to the bill Rep. Gosar introduced and navigated to passage last Congress; the first time the exchange passed either body of Congress.  

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