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FYI Number 62: May 12, 2006

House Appropriators Provide Full DOE Office of Science Request

The House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee met today to mark-up their FY 2007 funding bill. A subcommittee press release states:

"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
fyi@aip.org
301-209-3095

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