On March 22, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released a draft of their proposed legislation, the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013, which would allow helium-dependent industries such as manufacturing and medicine to access the Federal Helium Reserve through the end of September 2014. The bill would set up a yearly auction selling 10 percent of the reserve per year beginning in FY2015. The Senators are seeking comment on the bill before it is introduced later in the spring.