Rep. Paul Gosar's Major Jobs Legislation Successfully Passes Committee

May 15, 2013 Issues: Land Exchange

For Immediate Release
May 15, 2013


Contact: Orlando Watson

Rep. Paul Gosar's Major Jobs Legislation Successfully Passes Committee  

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Congressman Paul  Gosar's, D.D.S (AZ-04) Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (H.R. 687) passed the House Natural Resources Committee with bi-partisan support.  This legislation would facilitate a land exchange that will protect environmentally sensitive lands while opening up the largest undeveloped copper mine in North America and creating nearly 4,000 jobs.

Following the committee’s successful passage of this bill, Rep. Gosar issued the following statement: 

“This land exchange and conservation bill is the direct result of years of negotiations, an open process and a common vision amongst its supporters to bring good paying jobs to Arizona. I am very proud to have shepherded a final product that balances conservation and get our economy growing again.”

Click HERE or below to watch video of Rep. Gosar’s opening statement from the hearing.


The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act has garnered strong bipartisan support throughout the state of Arizona.  These supporters include but are not limited to Governor Jan Brewer, all of the Republican and Democrat state legislators and county officials representing the affected region, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. A full list of supporters, and their full letters of support can be found here: