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Bart’s Nuclear Waste Bill Gets Congressional Hearing

Legislation Bart introduced to prohibit the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from authorizing imports of foreign-generated radioactive waste was the subject of a congressional hearing on May 20.

Bart introduced his bill, H.R. 5632, after learning a private company had applied for a license to import 20,000 tons of radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear reactors in Italy, process and incinerate much of it in Tennessee and dispose of the remainder in Utah.

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Bart comments on U.S. competitiveness and innovation Bart meets with Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates prior to a House Science and Technology Committee hearing on U.S. competitiveness.

As a young boy in Murfreesboro in November of 1957, I remember looking into the sky and seeing a blinking red dot pass overhead that struck fear into countless Americans. The Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik and the beginning of the space race marked a period of unprecedented investment in research and math and science education in this country.

In the half century since Sputnik, the United States became a world leader in science and technology, education, research and innovation. These efforts fueled the nation’s economy and allowed each generation of Americans to inherit a better standard of living than their parents. But I fear our country is coasting on investments we made 50 years ago. Today, with the rapid economic and technological advances of other countries, I fear we are now on the cusp of another Sputnik moment.

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