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Congress Moves Step Closer To Avert Impending Shutdown Of Federal Helium Reserve

Congress moved a step closer Thursday to averting an impending shutdown of the federal helium reserve, a key supplier of the lighter-than-air gas used in a products ranging from party balloons to MRI machines.


File photo of recently confirmed Secretary of Energy nominee Ernest Moniz. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Physicist Moniz As Energy Chief

Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation’s new energy secretary.