Rare-earth ytterbium metal (Energy Department)
Conservative groups are pushing against a critical-minerals bill the House is expected to vote on Tuesday evening.
The Club for Growth and Heritage Action for America urged House members to vote against the bill by Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., which would authorize a program within the Energy Department to focus on creating a long-term supply of domestic critical minerals, Geof Koss reports on CQ.com (subscription).
The measure would reauthorize a research and development program to improve production methods, develop alternatives and evaluate methods of recycling chemical elements that are at risk of supply disruptions and are critical to energy-related technologies. Full story