WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today wrote to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz regarding the president’s recent determination that a separate repository is required for the disposal of high-level defense waste.
Excerpt: On March 24, President Obama issued a finding that the development of separate repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste resulting from atomic energy defense activities (defense waste) is required, pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA).
A recent report prepared by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that H.R. 2 promotes more honest budgeting, provides certainty for Medicare physicians, promotes higher quality care for seniors, and strengthens Medicare over the long term. Or as Ryan Ellis of Americans for Tax Reform writes in National Review Online, “H.R. 2 is a conservative Medicare-reform bill that conservative senators should support.”
Last week Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) led a bipartisan delegation to the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage site in the Nevada desert. Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Bob Latta (R-OH), Cresent Hardy (R-NV), Mark Amodei (R-NV), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined the tour to examine the repository, which was shuttered by the Obama administration in 2010. Rep.
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