100 REASONS TO VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP - REASON 23
President Donald J. Trump is taking further action to ensure that our economic prosperity and national security do not depend on imports from our adversaries.
Yesterday, President Trump is signing an Executive Order and declaring a National Emergency to expand the domestic mining industry, support mining jobs, alleviate unnecessary permitting delays, and reduce our Nation’s dependence on China for critical minerals.
The Order begins the process for the Department of the Interior to develop a program to use its authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to fund mineral processing that protects our national security.
The action will cut down on unnecessary delays in permitting actions, providing Americans opportunities for jobs and improving economic and national security.
Through this Order, Federal agencies will use their authorities to investigate and work to decrease our Nation’s reliance on minerals imports.
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