By Andres Picon

"The bipartisan nuclear energy package had a turbulent path to passage. Climate and economic benefits helped secure support."

"Almost every senator present supported legislation Tuesday to encourage nuclear energy development."

In what has become an exceedingly rare phenomenon, lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week reached across the aisle and coalesced around a piece of energy legislation to send it to President Joe Biden’s desk.

The support was resounding. The sweeping nuclear energy bill known as the “ADVANCE Act” sailed through the Senate as part of S. 870, the “Fire Grants and Safety Act,” on an 88-2 vote Tuesday, just over a month after the package garnered more than 390 votes in the House.

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