GOP Legislation Would Sap NRC Chief's Power

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A pair of congressional Republicans floated a bill Wednesday that would revamp the power structure at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, stripping authority from its chairman and dispersing it to the agency's four other commissioners.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., the top Republican on the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade, introduced the NRC Reorganization Act, in which all five NRC commissioners would have the power...
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