Issues in Federal Government Financial Liabilities: Commercial Nuclear Waste, Hearing Before the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, October 4, 2007   [open pdf - 482KB]

This is the October 4, 2007 hearing on "Issues in Federal Government Financial Liabilities: Commercial Nuclear Waste," held before the U.S. House Committee on the Budget. From the opening statement of John Spratt: "Good morning and welcome to the House Budget Committee's hearing on Federal Government Liabilities and in particular this morning on commercial nuclear waste. We have an excellent panel of government witnesses before us who have thought long and hard about this question and I want to thank them for their participation; their willing and enthusiastic participation in this hearing today. Given the fiscal challenges that we face in the years ahead, it is important to gain insight into the nature of the Federal Government's unfunded liability. As policy makers we express concern most audibly and consistently about liabilities that relate to the aging of the U.S. population and the impact on our Federal retirement government programs like social security and medicare. But there are additional liabilities, small in magnitude but deserving of scrutiny and understanding." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John M. Spratt, Jr., Jon C. Porter, Edward F. Sproat, III, Michael F. Hertz, Kim Cawley, and J. Gresham Barrett.

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Serial No. 110-20
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