Facilitating Nuclear Energy Innovation

Today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted to support federal research and development and stimulate private investment in advanced nuclear reactor technologies here in the United States. McMorris Rodgers released the following statement on passage of the of H.R. 4084, the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act:

“Researchers in Eastern Washington have made some of the most important breakthroughs in nuclear technology, and by increasing collaboration we can continue to make important advancements.”

H.R. 4084 will benefit Eastern Washington researchers like those at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory by allowing DOE to enable the private sector to construct and operate privately-funded reactor prototypes at DOE sites and leveraging DOE’s supercomputing infrastructure to accelerate nuclear energy research and development.

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