[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 112th Congress]
[112nd Congress]
[House Document 111-157]
[Legislate Procedures Enacted in Law]
[Pages 1135-1137]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


    7. Foreign Spent Nuclear Fuel [Department of Energy Act of 1978--


           Civilian Applications, Sec. 107 (22 U.S.C. 3224a)]


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foreign spent nuclear fuel (including any nuclear fuel 
irradiated in any nuclear power reactor located outside of the United 
States and operated by any foreign legal entity, government or 
nongovernment, regardless of the legal ownership or control of the fuel 
or the reactor, and regardless of the origin or licensing of the fuel or 
the reactor, but not including fuel irradiated in a research reactor, 
and not including fuel irradiated in a power reactor if the President 
determines that (1) use of funds for repurchase, transportation or 
storage of such fuel is required by an emergency situation, (2) it is in 
the interest of the common defense and security of the United States to 
take such action, and (3) he notifies the Congress of the determination 
and action, with a detailed explanation and justification thereof, as 
soon as possible) unless the President formally notifies, with the 
report information specified herein, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Science, Space, and 
Technology of the House of Representatives of such use of funds thirty 
calendar days, during such time as either House of Congress is in 
session, before the commitment, expenditure, or obligation of such 
funds: And provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision 
of law, that none of the funds appropriated pursuant to this Act or any 
other funds made available to the Secretary of Energy under any other 
authorization or appropriation Act shall be used, directly or 
indirectly, for the repurchase, transportation, or storage of any such 
foreign spent nuclear fuel for storage or other disposition, interim or 
permanent, in the United States, unless the use of the funds for that 
specific purpose has been (1) previously and expressly authorized by 
Congress in legislation hereafter enacted, (2) previously and expressly 
authorized by a concurrent resolution, or (3) the President submits a 
plan for such use, with the report information specified herein, thirty 
days during which the Congress is in continuous session, as defined in 
the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, prior to such use and neither House 
of Congress approves a resolution of disapproval of the plan prior to 
the expiration of the aforementioned thirty-day period. If such a 
resolution of disapproval has been introduced, but has not been reported 
by the Committee on or before the twentieth day after transmission of 
the presidential message, a privileged motion shall be in order in the 
respective body to discharge the Committee from further consideration of 
the resolution and to provide for its immediate consideration, using 


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the procedures specified for consideration of an impoundment 
resolution in section 1017 of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 
U.S.C. 688).

  Sec. 107. * * * Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, that none of the funds made available to the Secretary of Energy 
under any other authorization or appropriation Act shall be used, 
directly or indirectly, for the repurchase, transportation or storage of 
any 

  This provision should be read in light of INS v. Chadha, 462 U.S. 919 
(1983).




                                                            Sec. 1130(8)