Testifying at a July 30 Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz praised S. 1240, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act, calling it a "promising framework for addressing key issues" related to nuclear waste storage and disposal. He also emphasized that the White House has yet to take a position on the legislation, though he had no negative things to say about it. The following day, Secretary Moniz testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on the Department’s Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste. He praised a dual path approach with both interim storage and a final repository.