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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Rare Earths and Critical Materials Revitalization Act of 2010

Short Titles as Reported to House

Rare Earths and Critical Materials Revitalization Act of 2010

Short Titles as Introduced

Rare Earths and Critical Materials Revitalization Act of 2010

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To develop a rare earth materials program, to amend the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
09/29/2010Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 325 - 98 (Roll no. 555).(text: CR 9/28/2010 H7060-7061)
09/28/2010Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science and Technology. H. Rept. 111-644.
09/22/2010Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber
09/29/2010SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
09/29/2010-6:07pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/29/2010-6:07pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 325 - 98 (Roll no. 555). (text: CR 9/28/2010 H7060-7061)
09/29/2010-5:58pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7273)
09/28/2010-4:58pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
09/28/2010-4:44pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6160.
09/28/2010-4:44pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7060-7063)
09/28/2010-4:44pmHouseMr. Gordon (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/28/2010HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 384.
09/28/2010HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Science and Technology. H. Rept. 111-644.
09/22/2010HouseReferred to the House Committee on Science and Technology.
09/22/2010HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (6)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-41]* 09/22/2010
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6]* 09/22/2010
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6]* 09/22/2010
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3]* 09/22/2010
Rep. McMahon, Michael E. [D-NY-13] 09/28/2010
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 09/28/2010

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science and Technology09/22/2010 Referred to
09/28/2010 Reported by H. Rept. 111-644
Senate Energy and Natural Resources09/29/2010 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (09/29/2010)

Rare Earths and Critical Materials Revitalization Act of 2010 - Title I: Rare Earth Materials - (Sec. 101) Establishes in the Department of Energy (DOE) a research, development, and commercial application program to assure the long-term, secure, and sustainable supply of specified rare earth materials to satisfy the national security, economic well-being, and industrial production needs of the United States.

Directs the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) to: (1) support new or significantly improved processes and technologies (as compared to those currently in use in the rare earth materials industry); (2) encourage multidisciplinary collaborations and opportunities for students at institutions of higher education; (3) collaborate with relevant agencies of foreign countries with interests relating to rare earth materials; and (4) submit an implementation plan to Congress.

Requires the Secretary to offer to contract with the National Academy of Sciences for an assessment of the program after it has been in operation for four years.

(Sec. 102) Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to authorize the Secretary through FY 2015, only to the extent provided in advance in a subsequent appropriations Act, to make loan guarantee commitments for the commercial application of new or significantly improved technologies for specified categories of projects, including: (1) separation and recovery of rare earth materials from ores or other sources; (2) preparation of rare earth materials in oxide, metal, alloy, or other forms needed for national security, economic well-being, or industrial production purposes; and (3) application of rare earth materials in the production of improved magnets, batteries, refrigeration systems, optical systems, electronics, and catalysis, among other uses.

Directs the Secretary to cooperate with appropriate private sector participants to achieve a complete rare earth materials production capability in the United States within five years after enactment of this Act.

Prohibits the Secretary from awarding a loan guarantee for a project unless the project's proponent provides assurances that the loan or guarantee shall be used to support the separation, recovery, preparation, or manufacturing of rare earth materials in the United States for customers within the United States, unless insufficient domestic demand for such materials results in excess capacity.

Title II: National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research, and Development - (Sec. 201) Amends the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 to: (1) instruct the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to coordinate federal materials research and development through the National Science and Technology Council (instead of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology, which is now defunct); and (2) repeal specified reporting and action requirements for the Secretaries of Defense and of the Interior, respectively.

(Sec. 202) Repeals the National Critical Materials Act of 1984.