Press Releases

Press Releases

Issa Cosponsors Bill to Create Interim Storage Site for Nuclear Waste

Press Release
Sep 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) today released a statement following the introduction of the Interim Consolidated Storage Act:

"Progress on moving the nation's nuclear waste to the designated site at Yucca Mountain has been stalled for years due to political posturing. This failure of government to act has littered communities across the nation with high level nuclear waste stored in less than ideal conditions, including at the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in my own district.

“The Interim Consolidated Storage Act provides for a creative solution to a critical infrastructure need. The legislation would pair a region that is volunteering to host an interim waste storage facility with communities around the country that have nuclear waste demanding a better storage solution.

 “The bill would neither replace Yucca Mountain – which remains our best bet for a permanent nuclear waste storage facility – nor would it take from Yucca Mountain’s funding, taking only from the interest that has accrued to the Nuclear Waste Fund.

 “Maintaining the status quo is not an option. The waste from the closed San Onofre nuclear plant sits near an active fault line, adjacent to the heavily-trafficked Interstate 5 and the Pacific Ocean, and sandwiched between densely-populated Orange and San Diego Counties. This is just one example out of 120, nationwide. Continuing to do nothing while the can is perpetually kicked down the road is no longer an option, and the Interim Consolidated Storage Act is a decisive, tangible step to circumvent political and bureaucratic gridlock, and it makes Americans safer in the process.”

Press Release Jan 10, 2018
This morning, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released the following statement:
In The News Jan 9, 2018
Issa's bill to alter H-1B program gaining momentum in House San Diego Union-Tribune | Kate Morrissey January 8, 2018
Press Release Jan 4, 2018
VISTA, Calif. -- Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista), a member of the House Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior's oil drilling plan:
Press Release Jan 4, 2018
Issa's Bill "Deserves The Fast Track," Writes the Mercury News's Editorial Board
In The News Jan 2, 2018
NOTE: "The rare bipartisan support that Issa’s bill received wasn’t lost on its supporters..the mere fact that lawmakers crossed party lines to craft the bill is worth noting.