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House Passes Flores’ Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. , December 11, 2018 | Andre Castro (202-225-6105) | comments

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6140, the Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act, sponsored by Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA). Congressman Flores issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill:

"American innovators are developing the next generation of nuclear reactors so that our nation can continue to capitalize on nuclear power’s potential as a clean, efficient and reliable source of energy. The bipartisan Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act establishes a public-private solution to develop, manufacture and transport the next generation fuels to power the advanced nuclear reactors of tomorrow. These important advancements will ensure that zero-emission nuclear power continues to provide a meaningful portion of our country’s ‘always-on, baseload’ electricity used in our homes and businesses. I urge the Senate to pass this important, bipartisan bill so that we can power our 21st century economy in an environmentally friendly way for hardworking American families."


Watch Congressman Flores’ House floor remarks supporting passage of the Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act HERE.


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