President Trump is planning to request money in his upcoming budget proposal for the U.S. government to purchase uranium from domestic producers, two people familiar with the matter say.
- Request comes as task force set up the by the White House to find ways to revive domestic uranium producers recommend the Defense Dept directly purchase uranium from U.S. miners possibly for the creation of a new national stockpile
- White House Office of Management and Budget didn’t respond to a request for comment
- Budget request, expected later this month, requires congressional approval
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