Summary: H.R.981 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House without amendment (04/01/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Resource Assessment of Rare Earths Act of 2013 or RARE Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to submit a comprehensive report on global rare earth element resources and the potential future global supply of such resources.

Requires the report to include recommendations on areas of need for future geologic research related to rare earth elements and other minerals that are critical based on the impact of a potential supply restriction and the likelihood of one.

Authorizes appropriations through FY2016.