Cosponsor the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act!

            For the past 146 years, mining companies have taken more than $300 billion worth of gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals from our public lands without paying a nickel in royalties to the American people – and have purchased over 3
million acres of the most valuable mining lands at the 19th Century bargain rate of
$5 an acre or less. Meanwhile, taxpayers have been left holding the bag to the tune of tens of billions of dollars of cleanup costs for abandoned mines.

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Support Amendment #58 to H.R. 6147

I urge you to support my Amendment #58 to H.R. 6147, Interior-Environment Division A, which protects placer mining operations in Alaska. This amendment, originally included in FY 2017 Appropriations, would prohibit funds from being
used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to change its existing placer mining plans of operation with regard to re-vegetation.

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 30 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase
incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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