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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement after President Biden signed into law his bipartisan legislation to ban Russian uranium imports into the United States.

“Today, we officially ended Russia’s chokehold on America’s uranium supply,” said Senator Barrasso. “Banning imports of Russian uranium will jumpstart America’s nuclear fuel industry, further defund Russia’s war machine, and help revive American uranium production for decades to come. As our nation’s leading uranium producer, Wyoming is ready to do our part to power American reactors with American nuclear fuel. Russia’s dominance of the world’s nuclear fuel supply chain is coming to an end.”


Senator John Barrasso introduced S. 763 on March 9, 2023. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) adopted S. 763 by voice vote as an amendment to S. 452, the Nuclear Fuel Security Act. ENR voted to report the Nuclear Fuel Security Act, as amended, on May 17, 2023.

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced companion legislation, H.R. 1042, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote on December 11, 2023. The Senate passed H.R. 1042 by unanimous consent on April 30, 2024.

Barrasso and McMorris Rodgers’ legislation complements the Nuclear Fuel Security Act, legislation to revitalize our nation’s nuclear fuel industry. The Nuclear Fuel Security Act was included as part of the National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2024.

Click here to read the text of the bill.