September 26, 2022
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) offers a remembrance of Rep. Don Younger (R-Alaska) as he lies in state in Statuary Corridor on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., March 29, 2022. Greg Nash/Pool through REUTERS
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U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominees for industrial coverage and weapons acquisition positions on the Pentagon will see their nomination course of stalled, Republican U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan stated on Thursday, as he sought readability on an Alaskan mining undertaking.

“Till I get solutions, I believe each of you might be certified, till I get solutions I’ll put a maintain on each your nominations,” Sullivan stated at a Senate Armed Companies Committee listening to.

Sullivan spoke on the nomination listening to for Radha Iyengar Plumb for Deputy Beneath Secretary of Protection for Acquisition and Sustainment, and Laura Taylor-Kale for Assistant Secretary of Protection for Industrial Base Coverage.

Sullivan stated he wished answerers on a U.S. Division of the Inside transfer that delayed the Ambler Mining District Industrial Entry Highway undertaking.

The Ambler mine undertaking seeks to open a distant space wealthy in copper, zinc and lead and will yield deposits of uncommon earths metals utilized in weapons manufacturing.

Trilogy Metals Inc is among the corporations searching for minerals within the area.

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