Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

June 21, 2022
Press Release
Legislation lowers costs for working families, creates good-paying jobs, invests in clean energy, and rebuilds water infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2023 funding bill.

For 2023, the Energy and Water bill provides $56.275 billion, an increase of $3.4 billion above the fiscal year 2022 level. The legislation:

  • Helps lower energy costs by strengthening America’s energy independence
  • Creates tens of thousands of good-paying jobs with a focus on deploying clean energy technologies and the green jobs of tomorrow in communities across the country
  • Confronts the climate crisis with more than $16 billion of transformative investments in clean energy and science, which will help develop clean, affordable, and secure American energy
  • Rebuilds our nation’s water infrastructure, critical to protecting communities from more frequent and severe storms and to addressing the worsening western drought
  • Strengthens our national security by providing for a safe and secure nuclear deterrent and protects our environment by funding legacy nuclear cleanup work

The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.

“From unleashing energy innovation and utilizing the Defense Production Act to boost domestic manufacturing, to responsibly managing water resources and tackling the crisis of climate change – this Energy and Water bill delivers for America’s needs in the 21st century,” Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) said. “By propelling energy independence and rebuilding critical water infrastructure, we will lower costs, strengthen communities, and support good-paying jobs for hardworking Americans across the country.”

“Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, struggling to pay their energy bills. The 2023 Energy and Water funding bill meets so many of our most pressing energy, water infrastructure, and climate challenges while helping to lower energy costs,” Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) said. “We are building on the critical investments included in the 2022 bill to create American jobs and support economic development all over America. Additionally, these investments responsibly strengthen our nuclear deterrent, protect our national security, and meet our obligations to environmental cleanup efforts. With funding to confront the climate crisis, increase energy security, and rebuild critical infrastructure, this funding will impact every corner of our nation.”   

The bill’s nondefense discretionary allocation totals $26 billion, $2.25 billion above the fiscal year 2022 level, and the defense discretionary allocation totals $30.725 billion, $1.15 billion above the fiscal year 2022 level.

A summary of the draft fiscal year 2023 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies bill is here. The text of the draft bill is here. In keeping with the Appropriations Committee’s commitment to transparency, information on Community Project Funding in the bill is here.

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