The House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee
met today to mark-up their FY 2007 funding bill. A subcommittee press
"The bill fully funds the American Competitiveness Initiative
which would strengthen basic research by increasing funding for the
DOE Office of Science, for a total of $4.132 billion. In addition,
the bill supports the Advanced Energy Initiative by increasing funding
for a variety of clean energy technologies, including biomass, hydrogen,
solar, wind, and clean coal."
The FY 2007 budget that President Bush sent to Congress requested $4,101.7
million for the Office of Science, which is an increase of 14.1% or
$503.3 million over the current budget of $3,596.4 million.
The full House Appropriations Committee is due to vote on this bill
next week (tentatively May 16), after which the committee report language
will be released. A forthcoming FYI will excerpt this report language.
The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee (http://appropriations.house.gov/
) is chaired by Rep. David Hobson (R-OH); the Ranking Minority Member
is Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN).
Richard M. Jones
Media and Government Relations Division
American Institute of Physics