(Photo From Congressman Adam Kinzinger's Office)

Congressman Adam Kinzinger is reintroducing legislation to streamline the process of nuclear technology permitting and licensing. The goal is to increase efficiency and modernize the nuclear industry.

The bill also aims to make the regulation of the nuclear industry more cost effective.

Kinzinger says the recent winter storms show the need to have diverse sources of energy, including nuclear. He says there needs to be a safety net ready in case other power sources fail.

Earlier legislation sponsored by Kinzinger in 2019 was signed into law with bipartisan support. Kinzinger says his new legislation reinforces the effort of making the United States a leader in nuclear power.