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November 20, 2019 Statement
"We must undertake mitigation now, but we also must pursue future energy innovation. DOE’s research agenda achieves the next series of breakthroughs in clean energy which is vital to saving our planet. As the rest of the world continues to act and to innovate, the U.S. must be a technology leader, or we will be left behind."
The House Appropriations and Energy and Commerce Committees today pushed back against proposed changes by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to its Reactor Oversight Process (ROP), the program that monitors and manages the performance and safety measures governing nuclear power plants.
June 19, 2019 Press Release
The House today passed, on a 226 to 203 vote, a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills. The package consists of four bills that fund federal departments including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
June 12, 2019 Statement
"In sum, this bill invests in innovation programs at the Department of Energy to yield future opportunities and jobs, promotes economic prosperity and bolsters trade, and helps address the many challenges facing our Great Lakes – the largest collection of fresh water on the planet. And our bill prepares our country to mitigate and adapt to climate change."
May 21, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 31 to 21. The legislation funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior programs, the Department of Energy, and other related agencies.
"This bill would invest $46.6 billion to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, build the next generation of clean energy technologies, and responsibly protect our national security."
"This bill makes critical investments toward combating climate change, advancing science and innovation, creating water infrastructure in states and territories and investing in critical nuclear security systems. This bill rejects the President’s drastic and short-sighted proposed cuts– including a 12% decrease to the Department of Energy, a 31% decrease to the Army Corps of Engineers, and a 28% decrease to the Bureau of Reclamation – and instead increases investments to these important programs to meet national priorities as our nation’s population is projected to grow from 325 million to 400 million by 2050."
The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development and Defense appropriations bills.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the legislation invests $46.4 billion in Energy and Water Development programs, an increase of $1.8 billion from fiscal year 2019. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
"With increased investments through this Committee, we can rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, protect our environment, and foster safe communities. This year’s Energy and Water Development bill accomplishes this goal by investing $46.6 billion to address climate change, improve infrastructure, and strengthen national security, an increase of $1.8 billion above the Fiscal Year 2019 enacted level."