Friday, September 27, 2013

WATCH: House Debate On Resolution Copper/Land Exchange; Amendments Fail, Delay On Final Vote

The U.S. House of Representative debated the land exchange bill that would permit the Resolution Copper mine near Superior (Arizona), and would transfer Apache Leap wilderness to the federal government.  Although they voted down two amendments during the debate on Thursday, they delayed voting on the overall bill.

The bill, H.R. 687, is sponsored by Arizona Reps. Paul Gosar (R-CD4) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1).  Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-CD3) led the opposition in the two-hour debate, and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-CD5) also spoke during the debate.

Below is the entire debate; we will supplement with separate clips of the Arizona Representatives' speeches later.

For more information and the text of the bill, see the Arizona's Politics article from last week.

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