Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee Hearing to Receive Testimony on Pending Legislation

December 12, 2023
02:30 PM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:

  1. S. 1281, to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to provide for security of tenure for use of mining claims for ancillary activities (Cortez Masto, “Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023”);
  2. S. 1742, to modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain land (Heinrich, “Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act of 2023”).

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

    Subcommitte on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
  • Sen. Mike Lee

    Ranking Member
    Subcommitte on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Steve Feldgus

    Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Troy Heithecker

    Associate Deputy Chief, U.S. Forest Service
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. Rich Haddock

    Senior Advisor
    Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Mr. Chris Wood

    President and CEO
    Trout Unlimited
  • Ms. Katie Sweeney

    Executive Vice President and COO
    National Mining Association