Contact: Sen. Leah Vukmir
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 (608) 266-2512

MADISON, Wis. — State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, Wednesday issued a statement of support for Sen. Tom Tiffany’s and Rep. Rob Hutton’s Mining for America bill that would lift the moratorium on gold, silver and nickel mining:

“I am ready to vote for the Mining for America bill, and I encourage my colleagues to join me in supporting it. This bill will give a much-needed spark to northern Wisconsin’s economy through the mining industry while doing it in a way that respects the environment.

“As we did for Foxconn, it’s time for us to come together and realize the significant ripple effects this pro-jobs bill will have for working Wisconsinites — this time, in northern Wisconsin. We have an incredible opportunity to tap into our deposits and revitalize the economy in the north; we can’t pass this up.

“Let’s vote for jobs, and get this mining bill passed in the Senate before we’re done this fall.”

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