Cotton’s Bipartisan Bill Seeks to End Reliance on China’s Rare-Earths

A pair of bipartisan senators are introducing a bill that seeks to end the reliance on China for rare-earth elements – an effort that has become more significant amid the push for electric vehicles.

“The Restoring Essential Energy and Security Holdings Onshore for Rare Earths (REEShore) Act seeks to protect America from the threat of rare-earth element supply disruptions, encourage domestic production of those elements, and reduce our reliance on China,” Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., wrote in a statement introducing the bill Friday.

The legislation’s bullet points:

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