Furthermore, the members urged the SEC to not weaken the rules as they finalize them. They argued there should be no delay or phase-in period for the rules, and that companies should not be allowed to simply state their minerals are of "indeterminate origin" — they either are DRC conflict-free or not.
In addition, the lawmakers want to see all the minerals under the law — tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold — adhere to the same reporting standards, and all manufacturing companies should be required to comply.
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