About the bill
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.
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 site: Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, a fairly remote area where — at least according to supporters — the health risk would be both consolidated and minimal.
The move was officially announced as far back as 1987 with a 1998 deadline, but the ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 14, 2018
Length: 54 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 10, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
109 Cosponsors (88 Republicans, 21 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Legislation that Includes Rep. Joe Wilsons Bill on Yucca Mountain”
— Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2] (Co-sponsor) on May 10, 2018
“House Approves Bill to Move Forward on Yucca Mountain”
— Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4] (Co-sponsor) on May 10, 2018
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 3053 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3053. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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