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November 12, 2021, 12:01PMANS Nuclear Cafe

President Biden is expected to sign the recently passed $1.2 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which provides support for both existing and advanced nuclear, on Monday. However, the fate of its legislative companion, the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act—the other major component in the president’s ambitious domestic agenda—is far from certain.

Possible holdup: On Wednesday, Axios reported that Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) may delay the measure—which also provides support for nuclear via a production tax credit—until next year, due to concerns about inflation.

Reading material: The 2,400-plus-page bill, and a detailed breakdown of the measure’s climate-related provisions from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, are available online.

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