Sneaky maneuvers to bring BNPP bill to plenary thwarted; Discussion ends before it starts

The bill to “rehabilitate and commission” the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) reached the floor of the House on Monday, June 1, amid diminishing interest in the project and growing skepticism that it would ever reach formal deliberation.  However, the bill was returned to the House Energy Committee following an intervention by Bataan Rep. Albert Garcia.

Congress has been meeting since Monday, May 25 in “marathon session,” to take up “priority bills” before the session closes June 3.

Garcia protested against taking up the bill as it had not, in its current consolidated form, been reviewed and approved by the House Energy Committee.  The discussion was suspended.

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