Subject: File No.
From: Joe Modeste

March 6, 2017

Dear Chairman Piwowar,

Please retain the Conflict Minerals provision in order to reduce violent exploition in the electronics supply chain. In addition, consumers are better able to trace the sourcing of their purchases,and a light is shone on the nefarious practices in this industry.Secondarily, the international reputation and leadership of the U.S.A. is enhanced,which is helpful to you in other situations.
Thank you.