No Money in Omnibus for Yucca Mountain

May 1, 2017
Press Release

May 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement on the omnibus spending package that included no appropriations to revive the failed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

In March, President Trump released a “skinny budget” proposal for FY18 that included $120 million to restart the licensing process for Yucca Mountain. The omnibus measure will fund the government until September and does not fund any provision for the project.

“Yucca Mountain would cost billions while jeopardizing the health and safety of Southern Nevada and residents of almost every congressional district across the country. I worked to keep funds for this failed project out of the omnibus and will continue to fight any attempt to revive it. Nevadans have never supported this project and should not have a nuclear waste dump forced upon them. That is why Congress must pass my legislation to mandate that any repository have the consent of state, local, and tribal officials in the proposed area.”