House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee
Chairman David Hobson (R-Ohio) and his colleagues have completed work
on the FY 2004 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.
Hobson's bill will go to the full committee early next week, after
which a report will be issued outlining the committee's
recommendations. As the bill now stands, the science programs of the
Department of Energy's Office of Science would receive an increase of
Proposed funding figures for the programs under the Office of Science
have been released by the subcommittee. In every case the committee
provided more funding than that requested by the Bush Administration,
and, except in one instance, provided increases over the current
fiscal year. The subcommittee's figures follow:
DOE Science Programs: Up 6.7%, or $220 million, from $3.26 billion
this year to a proposed $3.48 billion in FY 2004.
High Energy Physics: Up 4.2%, or $30.1 million, from $717.9
million to $748 million.
Nuclear Physics: Up 5.2%, or $19.8 million, from $379.6 million
to $399.4 million.
Biological and Environmental Research: Up 11.6%, or $58.4 million,
from $503.6 million to $562 million.
Basic Energy Sciences: Down 1.6%, or $16.6 million, from $1.016.6
billion to $1.0 billion.
Fusion Energy Sciences: Up 8.6%, or $21.2 million, from $246.9
million to $268.1 million.
Advanced Computing Research: Up 27.5%, or $46.1 million, from
$167.4 million to $213.5 million.
The subcommittee states that their bill includes full funding for the
Spallation Neutron Source. Selections from the committee's report
regarding these programs will be provided in a future issue of FYI.