Regulations on civilian nuke exports draw GOP scrutiny

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Led by Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), seven Republicans on the committee sent a letter Tuesday to outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu, requesting information about the forthcoming rules and the review process for export licenses through the National Nuclear Security Administration.

“We seek to examine how current policies and Administration efforts affect opportunities for enhancing or expanding U.S. manufacturing and competitiveness, both for strengthening domestic job growth and for the benefit of U.S. influence over international nuclear safety and nuclear security,” the lawmakers wrote.

In the letter, the group posed a series of questions on the matter and requested answers by April 12.

Also signing the letter were committee Vice Chairwoman Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGrowth of red tape outpaces economy IRS chief refers GOP allegations against Clinton Foundation to internal office Five ways Trump’s convention was a success MORE (R-Tenn.), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-Texas), Oversight and Investigations subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael BurgessMichael BurgessGoonies, Pokemon and ‘transsexual shake’ speak to raucous scene at convention FDA to finalize rules on lab tests over GOP opposition Lawmakers: Smartphone health apps need to be smarter MORE (R-Texas), Energy and Power subcommittee Chairman Ed WhitfieldEd WhitfieldHouse lawmakers urge Obama to forgo lame-duck TPP vote Ethics panel rebukes Kentucky Republican ‘Un-American’ charge ignites hearing on EPA rules MORE (R-Ky.) and Environment and the Economy subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-Ill.).