On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing titled "Uranium Mining: Contamination and Criticality."
The hearing was called in response to the Department of Interior's decision to include uranium on its 2019 Critical Minerals List. Sharon Squassoni testified that "uranium is a strategic resource but does not belong on the Critical Minerals List." Further, she stated that "some of the policy prescriptions that would apply to uranium as a critical mineral could have unintended adverse impacts" to the nuclear industry and U.S. nonproliferation leadership.
See the Natural Resources Committee's record of the hearing for footage and Squassoni's full testimony.