America needs an energy policy that promotes affordable energy, secures our energy independence and creates jobs. That is why I’ve introduced the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act.
Today’s innovators are developing new types of reactors that are safe and more efficient. Our bill will modernize the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by establishing new accountability measures, clarifying uranium regulations and enabling processes for licensing new reactors.
Our regulatory system needs to promote innovation. This legislation, co-sponsored by seven Democrats and six Republicans, will do that. Nuclear energy is clean, safe and affordable. Our bill will move America’s energy policy forward.
– Sen. John Barrasso, M.D., Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works