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Statement on Senate Passage of the “Mining for Jobs” Bill

Madison, Wis. – Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement today regarding Senate passage of the “Mining for Jobs” bill:

Making job creation a priority was one major thing that Democrats and Republicans could agree on at the beginning of this session. Today, after nearly two years of public debate, Senate Republicans passed a bill that opens the door for thousands of jobs while protecting our natural resources. It’s a shame that Democrats chose to put politics ahead of jobs today for the sake of partisan politics.

I thank Senator Tom Tiffany for his leadership and hard work on this 21st  century mining bill.