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Bill targets metal thefts

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN) have introduced bipartisan federal legislation to stem the growing endemic of metal thefts.

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The bipartisan bill, which would deter thieves from a lucrative practice of stealing high-priced metal from public and private infrastructure, was introduced Thursday in the Senate.

Paulsen introduced the legislation in the House with representatives Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Lee Terry (R-NE).

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