House Republicans called on the Biden administration to prioritize domestic critical mineral supply chains rather than rely on foreign countries such as China to meet the soaring demand driven by clean energy goals.
Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX), a member of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on energy, climate, and grid security, joined House Oversight Committee
Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) in asking the administration to prioritize domestic minerals production rather than turning to foreign countries to build out supply chains.
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The lawmakers took aim at the State Department’s Minerals Security Partnership, or MSP. The MSP was established last year between the U.S. and 10 countries and the European Commission and is currently evaluating 16 overseas mining, refining, and recycling projects.