Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Wilson and Congressman Norcross Introduce House Resolution to Promote Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation

Mar 22, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Wilson and Congressman Norcross Introduce House Resolution to Promote Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) issued the following statements regarding H.Res. 795, a resolution he introduced with Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) to recognize the role of the United State in the evolving energy landscape of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

“With the demand for natural gas continuing to outpace production, the energy landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. In an effort to diversify their energy portfolios, member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have expressed interest in peaceful civilian nuclear cooperation. Saudi Arabia alone plans to construct 16 nuclear power reactors by 2032.”

“For years, Russia and China have actively marketed their respective technologies and threaten to dominate the emerging nuclear power market in the GCC. This will allow them to influence regional nuclear policy for decades to come. These nuclear plants will be built, the only question remaining is who will build them.

“H. Res. 795 reaffirms that the United States has the best safety, security, and nonproliferation standards in the world – and that we need to ensure our industry has every opportunity to compete in this new market.

The pursuit of peaceful nuclear cooperation agreements not only strengthens our diplomatic efforts with countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council, but also supports carbon-free, clean and sustainable energy across the globe,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “This Resolution underlines the “123” non-proliferation agreements as the gold standard for civilian nuclear energy infrastructure.”

You can find the text of H. Res. 795 here

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