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FYI Number 74: June 10, 2004

FY 2005 DOE Appropriations Bill Completed by House Subcommittee

While the full details are not yet available, the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee completed its work yesterday on the FY 2005 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. The subcommittee released a statement summarizing the bill, which is highlighted below. The all-important committee report language will be covered in a future issue of FYI after the legislation is considered by the full House Appropriations Committee.

OFFICE OF SCIENCE:

High Energy Physics budget: The current budget is $733.6 million. The Bush Administration requested $737.4 million. The subcommittee bill would provide $753.4 million, an increase of $19.8 million or 2.7% over this year.

Nuclear Physics budget: The current budget is $389.6 million. The Bush Administration requested $401.0 million. The subcommittee bill would provide $415.0 million, an increase of $25.4 million or 6.5% over this year.

Biological and Environmental Research budget: The current budget is $641.5 million. The Bush Administration requested $501.6 million. The subcommittee bill would provide $571.6 million, a decrease of $69.9 million or 10.9% from this year.

Basic Energy Sciences budget: The current budget is $1,010.6 million. The Bush Administration requested $1,063.5 million. The subcommittee bill would provide $1.1 billion, an increase of $89.4 million or 8.8% over this year. The committee provided the full request for the Spallation Neutron Source.

Fusion Energy Sciences budget: The current budget is $262.6 million. The Bush Administration requested $264.1 million. The subcommittee bill would provide $276.1 million, an increase of $13.5 million or 5.1% over this year.

Advanced Scientific Computing Research budget: The current budget is $202.3 million. The Bush Administration requested $204.3 million. The subcommittee bill would provide $234.0 million, an increase of $31.7 million or 15.7% over this year.

NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACTIVITIES:

Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator: Funding was zeroed out by the subcommittee.

Advanced Concepts Research: Funding was zeroed out by the subcommittee.

Enhanced Test Readiness: Funding was zeroed out by the subcommittee.

Modern Pit Facility: Funding was zeroed out by the subcommittee.

Richard M. Jones
Media and Government Relations Division
American Institute of Physics
fyi@aip.org
301-209-3095

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