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Nuclear Waste Storage Bill on House Floor Next Week


05.03.18

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Environment Subcommittee Chair John Shimkus (R-IL) announced that the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (NWPAA) of 2018 will receive a vote in the House of Representatives next week.

“Following last summer’s 49-4 vote out of the committee, bipartisan legislation to get our nation’s nuclear waste management policy back on track is heading to the House floor next week,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden and #SubEnvironment Chairman John Shimkus. “We owe it to the 121 communities across 39 states, as well as to every American taxpayer forced to shoulder the daily $2.2 million burden of inaction, to get this done.”

Last year, Energy and Commerce passed the NWPAA out of committee by bipartisan vote of 49-4.

You can learn more about the NWPAA HERE.

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