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H.R. 3053: Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018

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Should one Nevada senator, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), be able to single-handedly stymie a bill that just passed the House 340–72? The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act will put that question to the test, when or if the Senate acts on it.

Context

There are currently 121 sites containing nuclear waste, located in 39 states. Where should all the nation’s nuclear waste go?

Many who have studied the issue believe the sites should be combined by all the nation’s waste being shipped and stored to one single ...

Sponsor and status

John Shimkus

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 14, 2018
Length: 54 pages
Introduced:

Jun 26, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 10, 2018

This bill passed in the House on May 10, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

34% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 26, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jun 28, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 19, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 10, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3053 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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