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.
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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. Joe ManchinRanking MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Witness Panel 1
Dr. Nedal NassarChief, Materials Flow Analysis Section, National Minerals Information CenterU.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Mr. Joe BryanSenior FellowAtlantic Council Global Energy Center
Mr. Mark CaffareyPresidentUmicore USA, Inc.
Dr. Thomas J. DuesterbergSenior FellowHudson Institute
Mr. Simon MooresManaging DirectorBenchmark Mineral Intelligence