Full Committee Hearing on the Impact of COVID-19 on Mineral Supply Chains

June 24, 2020
09:30 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the impact of COVID-19 on mineral supply chains, the role of those supply chains in economic and national security, and challenges and opportunities to rebuild America’s supply chains.  

Members of the committee may participate in person or online. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Nedal Nassar

    Chief, Materials Flow Analysis Section, National Minerals Information Center
    U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Joe Bryan

    Senior Fellow
    Atlantic Council Global Energy Center
  • Mr. Mark Caffarey

    Umicore USA, Inc.
  • Dr. Thomas J. Duesterberg

    Senior Fellow
    Hudson Institute
  • Mr. Simon Moores

    Managing Director
    Benchmark Mineral Intelligence