There's an interesting political analysis in the Arizona Republic about the changes in Congress and the resulting impacts on mining in Arizona.
Rep. Jeff Flake says that Rep. Raul Grijalva losing his chairmanship of the House Public Lands Subcommittee with the switch in party control, will result in him not being able to continue to hold up the land exchange needed for the Resolution Copper mine near Superior to go forward. [right, Apache Leap area, which is part of the land exchange legislation in Congress. Credit, Resolution Copper]. Interestingly, the land exchange was introduced in the House last session by Democrat Anne Kirkpatrick who represents the Superior area and who was defeated last week in her bid for re-election.