Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds your continued leadership on energy issues and strongly supports passage of S. 4897, the “American Nuclear Infrastructure Act.” In particular, we commend the bipartisan leadership of Senators Barrasso, Sheldon Whitehouse, Mike Crapo, and Cory Booker and their collaborative efforts to develop and advance this important bill.
This legislation would ensure that nuclear energy continues to play a vital role as a reliable, clean and cost-effective solution to both climate- and energy-related challenges. Specifically, this bill would help to reestablish America’s global leadership in nuclear energy, streamline the permitting process for advanced nuclear technologies, preserve the existing nuclear fleet, and revitalize the supply chain infrastructure necessary for a robust and competitive U.S. nuclear industry.
For these reasons, we recommend the Committee favorably report this bipartisan legislation.