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H.R. 2389: To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes.

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2389 authorizes appropriations for ongoing cleanup activities at the West Valley Demonstration Project, a nuclear waste remediation site in New York. The bill also would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to the Congress on options for disposing of the site’s radioactive waste.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for remediating sites contaminated with radioactive waste and other environmental hazards stemming from federal activities related to the production of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy research.

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Tom Reed II

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 23rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

May 4, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 25, 2018

This bill passed in the House on September 25, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

40% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2389 will add $345 million in new spending through 2023.

History

May 4, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 18, 2018
 
Considered by Environment

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Considered by Environment

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Jul 12, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 7, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Sep 21, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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Sep 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Signed by the President

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