Today, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ01) and Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ04) introduced major legislation to create jobs in Arizona: HR 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. Congresswoman Kirkpatrick's statement is as follows:
"My vision for Arizona is a diversified and stable economy. The Superior mine fits into that vision and is critical to the communities and constituents in my district -- it will provide jobs, economic development and a stronger foundation for their future. This project has faced opposition from tribal and environmental groups over the years, and I believe their voices should be heard during this process. I am committed to using the legislative process to advance this project and represent outstanding concerns, and I look forward to working with Congressman Gosar and the Arizona delegation to ensure the Superior Mine finally moves forward. Let's get this done, for the good of these communities and for Arizona."