Grijalva fighting against Rosemont Copper jobs by pretending to protect the environment
H.R.1989 - The "screw Rosemont Copper jobs" bill
Latest Title: Southern Arizona Public Lands Protection Act of 2011
Withdraws federal lands and interests located in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, as well as all federally owned subsurface interests under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in lands in Pima County, from: (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, and the mineral materials laws.
Withdraws all federally owned interests in BLM lands in Pima County from entry, location, or patent under the general mining laws.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.
H.AMDT.1377 (A007) - The "screw anyone who wants to provide mining jobs for minerals we desperately need" amendment.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (offered 7/12/2012)
Amendment sought to exempt from the bill any mineral exploration or mining permit a lead agency determines would diminish opportunities for hunting, fishing, grazing, or recreation on public lands. By protecting the status of hunting, fishing, grazing and other recreational uses on federal lands, the amendment sought to guarantee that the multiple use mandate for federal lands is not compromised by the underlying bill.
[H.R.4402 Latest Title: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012
National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 - Title I: Development of Domestic Sources Of Strategic and Critical Minerals - (Sec. 101) Deems a domestic mine that will provide strategic and critical minerals to be an "infrastructure project" as described in Presidential Order "Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects" dated March 22, 2012.
(Sec. 102) Sets forth the responsibilities of the lead agency (federal, state, local, tribal, or Alaska Native Corporation) with responsibility for issuing a mineral exploration or mine permit with respect to project coordination, agency consultation, project proponents, contractors, and the status and scope of any environmental impact statement.
Requires the lead agency to determine that any such action would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) if the procedural and substantive safeguards of the lead agency's permitting process alone, any applicable state permitting process alone, or a combination of the two processes together provide an adequate mechanism to ensure that environmental factors are taken into account.
Requires the lead agency's project lead, at a project proponent's request, to enter into an agreement with the project proponent and other cooperating agencies that sets time limits for each part of the permit review process.
Applies this Act to a mineral exploration or mine permit for which an application was submitted before enactment of this Act if the applicant so requests in writing. Requires the lead agency to begin implementing this Act with respect to such application within 30 days after receiving such a request.
Requires the lead agency, with respect to strategic and critical materials within a federally administered unit of the National Forest System, to: (1) exempt from federal regulations governing Special Areas all areas of identified mineral resources in Land Use Designations (other than Non-Development Land Use Designations); (2) apply such exemption to all additional routes and areas that the agency finds necessary to facilitate the construction, operation, maintenance, and restoration of the areas of the identified mineral resources; and (3) continue to apply such exemptions after approval of the Minerals Plan of Operations for the unit.
(Sec. 103) Declares the priority of the lead agency is to maximize mineral resource development while mitigating environmental impacts, so that more of the mineral resource can be brought to the market place.
(Sec. 104) Prescribes the Federal Register notice process for mineral exploration and mining projects.]
Status: On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment (A007) Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 248 (Roll no. 466).
Grijalva fighting to eliminate our border protectionH.AMDT.1289 (A005) - The "Let the Dreamers invade America" amendment.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (offered 6/19/2012)
Amendment sought to strike Title XIV which creates a 100-mile operation control zone for the Department of Homeland Security along the northern and southern borders of the United States.
[H.R.2578 Title XIV: National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act - National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act - (Sec. 1401) Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from prohibiting or restricting activities on federal land located within 100 miles of an international land border that is under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to prevent all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband through the international land borders of the United States. Grants U.S. Customs and Border Protection access to such lands to conduct the following activities: (1) construction and maintenance of roads and fences; (2) use of patrol vehicles and aircraft; (3) installation, maintenance, and operation of surveillance equipment and sensors; and (4) deployment of temporary tactical infrastructure, including forward operating bases. States that a waiver by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) of specified laws regarding sections of the international border between the United States and Mexico and between the United States and Canada shall apply to all land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture within 100 miles of the international land borders of the United States with respect to U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities under this title. States that this title shall not be construed to restrict legal use (grazing, hunting, mining, or public-use recreational and backcountry airstrips) on, or legal access to, land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture. Terminates this title five years after enactment.]
Status: On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 247 (Roll no. 385).
H.R.2379 - The "Let's help the Dreamers take American jobs away from Americans" act.
Latest Title: Families Learning and Understanding English Together Act of 2011
Families Learning and Understanding English Together Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to providers of family literacy services to improve the literacy and English skills of limited English proficient individuals who are parents or children in families where each parent is at least 16 years old and where at least one child is under age 8.
Directs the Secretary to reserve certain funds to: (1) make grants to, or enter contracts with, national organizations that have family literacy service expertise to provide grantees with technical assistance and training; and (2) evaluate and improve the family literacy grant program.
Requires grantees to meet specified outcome measures.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
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