The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 on August 13 that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must resume its review of Yucca Mountain as a potential nuclear waste repository. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) commented that the ruling does not mean anything because remaining funding for the review is insufficient, but House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton announced that he would work to ensure the review is completed. Keith Chu, spokesman for Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), said the ruling highlights the need for nuclear waste disposal legislation.