Ken Ruffin announced to NSS-NT that the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act is official! 

Ken says:

A detailed explanation is forthcoming, but for now, just know that we Space Enthusiasts have something important to celebrate! Among other topics: the US government officially supports Lunar and Asteroid Mining!

Here is a link to an article by Planetary Resources (a company that intends to mine Near Earth Asteroids – NEAs) so the article clearly focuses on asteroids. Know that the Act pertains as much to the Moon as to NEAs. The Act itself is at the bottom of the article.

For anyone who might have been concerned about a conflict between this Act and the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 written by the United Nations, read this article from Deep Space Industries, the other asteroid mining company:

Ken Ruffin