House Approves Funding for Nuclear Waste Cleanup and Renewable Energy Projects

Washington, D.C. — A House committee voted Monday to increase spending plans for renewable energy and nuclear waste cleanup. Included in the $23.7 billion measure were $4.5 billion for hundreds of dredging, beach restoration and other Army Corps of Engineers water projects, and $377 million in funding for solar, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy projects. The Senate has yet to write its version of the bill.