Coffman plans legislation to boost rare earth metals

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As lawmakers return to Capitol Hill and a new Republican House majority is sworn in this week, Colorado GOP Congressman Mike Coffman plans to introduce a bill to stimulate the U.S. production of rare earth metals. They’re used in many high-tech products; in renewable energy and weapons systems. Coffman says China's near control of the market is a threat to national security. Colorado Public Radio’s Anna Panoka reports.