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Newly elected Rep. Mike Levin has organized a task force to consider how millions of pounds of radioactive waste from the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant can be safely stored in coming years — or moved far away from the coast.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (CN) – Hundreds of Southern California residents packed a high school auditorium Saturday for Rep. Mike Levin’s first town hall where the freshman congressman focused heavily on environmental concerns, including the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) just minutes down the freeway from his family’s home.
When the people of California’s 49th District elected me to represent them in Congress, I did not imagine that I would be sworn in during a partial government shutdown. On the same day that I raised my right hand and took the oath of office, I also cast my first votes to fund federal agencies that have been shut down by President Donald Trump.
Congressman Mike Levin, who was elected to represent San Diego County's 49th Congressional District, was sworn into office last week amid one of the longest government shutdowns in recent history.
Funding for a border wall has been the main sticking point in negotiations to reopen the government.