House Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
Legislation targets funding to nuclear national security efforts, energy security, and infrastructure projects to boost American competitiveness
July 10, 2014 -
The U.S. House approved the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on a bipartisan vote of 253-170. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies.
The bill totals $34 billion – a $50 million reduction from the fiscal year 2014 enacted level and an increase of $327 million above the President’s request.
“This is a balanced, thorough bill that makes important investments in our nation’s nuclear defense capabilities, as well as the water infrastructure and energy resources that keep our economy moving. And, it does so in a fiscally sound manner – finding ways to save taxpayer dollars wherever possible,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers said.
Energy and Water Subcommittee Chairman Mike Simpson also commented on the importance of the bill:
"This bill reflects the tough decisions necessitated by our challenging fiscal environment, while placing emphasis where it is needed most: meeting critical national security needs and investing in our nation's infrastructure," Chairman Simpson said. "It prioritizes the maintenance and safety of our nuclear weapons stockpile, while also funding important infrastructure projects and research that will increase U.S. economic competitiveness and growth."
For House adopted amendments to the bill, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/07.10.14_FY_2015_Energy_and_Water_Bill_-_Floor_Adopted_Amendments.pdf
For the text of the bill, please visit: https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/hr4923/BILLS-113hr4923rh.pdf
For the bill report, please visit: https://beta.congress.gov/113/crpt/hrpt486/CRPT-113hrpt486.pdf