House Passes Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
The U.S. House today approved the fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on a vote of 240-177.
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. In total, the bill funds these programs at $35.4 billion – $1.2 billion above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $633 million below the President’s request.
“This is a comprehensive, bipartisan bill that smartly funds our nation’s energy programs and water infrastructure. This legislation affects every district, every county, and every state in the country – facilitating American commerce, encouraging energy independence and innovation, cutting the Administration’s red tape, and boosting our national security,” House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers said. “In particular, the bill provides strong support for our nuclear weapons programs to continue the safety, security and reliability of our nuclear stockpile, maintain our deterrence posture, and make sure that our military is ready to respond to any and all threats from our enemies,” he continued.
“This bill is good for the economy, good for our security, good for American businesses, and good for the American people,” Chairman Rogers said.
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