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  • Secretary Perry in OH2 (in photos)
    Posted in Blog on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Friend, Last week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry joined Senator Rob Portman, Rep. Bill Johnson, and me, as well as many of the hardworking men and women at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the ongoing cleanup operation in Piketon, OH. Earlier this year, I led the Ohio delegation in sending a letter to Secretary Perry, urging this visit, so I hope the tour proved informational and helpful as we continue to partner in cleanup efforts and future enrichment and energy activity. Here's a b... Read more

  • Wenstrup Applauds Energy Secretary Perry’s Announcement to Visit Piketon in July
    Posted in In The News on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), released the following statement in response to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s announcement that he will visit the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and former American Centrifuge Project facility in Piketon on July 31st: “The people of southern Ohio have made great sacrifices to support the DOE’s mission of maintaining our nuclear deterrent and the infrastructure that supports it – and they continue to make those sacrifices today through ... Read more

  • Wenstrup Leads Bipartisan Letter to Energy Secretary Perry Urging Visit to Piketon, OH
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), who serves as a member of the Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, today led in sending a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, supporting his commitment to visit the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. The letter was also signed by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01), Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), Congressman Michael Turner (OH-03), Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06), Congressman ... Read more

  • Wenstrup & Johnson Comment on Piketon Funding in Senate CR
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the text of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that would fund government operations until December 9. If enacted, the bill would provide funding allowing decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant to continue at the current pace, without job losses or delays. In response, U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup issued the following statement: “I’m glad that the Senate’s short-ter... Read more

  • Wenstrup and Johnson Seek to Preserve Funding for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) and Bill Johnson (OH-6) today urged the House Appropriations Committee to sustain the ongoing cleanup of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (Piketon, OH) in any short-term continuing resolution (CR) to be considered this month. With existing funding for the government running out at the end of September, the House is expected to pass a spending bill to temporarily fund government operations, including cleanup work at Portsmouth, wh... Read more

  • Wenstrup Initiative to Hold DOE Accountable Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), who represents workers at the American Centrifuge Project (ACP) in Piketon, included a provision in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring a 3rdparty assessment of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent report on domestic uranium enrichment. The DOE’s October 2015 report, titled “Tritium and Enriched Uranium Management Plan Through 2060,” asserted that the agency had identified additional sources of enriched uranium to use for the produ... Read more

  • A Thank You to Piketon
    Posted in Blog on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Thank you. Thank you to all the hard working employees who have labored over the years on securing our nation’s uranium enrichment independence. The project has had different names across different decades, but the mission never changed: supply America with a domestically owned source of enriched uranium. This mission started in the throes of the Cold War, and extended into the 21st Century. When the United States was facing an existential threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, we got to w... Read more

  • Wenstrup: DOE Abandons our Nuclear Capabilities
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Defense & National Security

    Despite repeated efforts to fund the American Centrifuge Project, the Department of Energy has decided to go against Congress and not spend the funds allocated for the program. Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who represents the current site and workforce, called the move a long term national security concern. “The Department of Energy is opting to abandon our nuclear capabilities with this decision to end the American Centrifuge Project,” Wenstrup said. “We cannot seriously sustain our nuclear capabi... Read more

  • Wenstrup Blasts Obama’s “Nuclear Negligence”
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    On the day President Obama released the final budget proposal of his presidency, the administration continues to propose no funding to preserve the American Centrifuge Project capabilities in Piketon, Ohio. “In his final year, President Obama shows his true colors by shunning our nation’s nuclear security. The President’s budget has zero – nothing – to continue maintaining our only domestically owned source of uranium enrichment, which is key to our military capabilities,” Wenstrup said. “Congre... Read more

  • Congressmen Press Department of Energy on ACP Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Defense & National Security

    After passing legislation to fully fund the American Centrifuge Project in December, Congressmen representing Southern Ohio are now pressing the Department of Energy to spend the appropriated funds to keep the project on track. Congressman Brad Wenstrup, joined by Bill Johnson and Senator Rob Portman, is calling for immediate answers surrounding the Department’s failure to take the necessary steps to retain the nation’s only domestically owned source of enriched uranium. “The Department of Energ... Read more