DOE - Office Of Science

The Obama Administration has requested an increase of 5.4 percent in the budget for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science in FY 2016.  Under this request, sent to Congress yesterday, the budget would increase from $5,067.7 million to $5,339.8 million.

Senior officials were upbeat in their presentations about the Office of Science request, as well as that for the Department as a whole.  DOE’s total budget would increase 9.2 percent, or $2,521.4 million from $27,402.4 million to $29,923.8 million.

3 Feb 2015

Congress is nearing completion of the FY 2015 appropriations cycle.  The House and Senate are scheduled to consider a $1.1trillion bill providing funding through September 30, 2015 for all departments and agencies with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security that will be funded through early 2015.

11 Dec 2014

There are encouraging signs that the FY 2015 appropriations cycle is moving toward its conclusion.  The House leadership is scheduled to bring legislation to the floor next week that would provide new funding through the end of this fiscal year for all but the Department of Homeland Security.  While votes are still being rounded up for its passage in the House, Senate leadership and the White House have signaled their general support for the approach taken in framing this omnibus funding bill.

4 Dec 2014

The House of Representatives has passed by voice vote a bill calling for a National Academies’ study on low-dose radiation and for a research plan by the Department of Energy responding to this study.

On Monday, the House approved H.R. 5544, the Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2014, using a legislative mechanism reserved for the passage of noncontroversial bills.  The bill was introduced by Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), the chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  Thirteen representatives from both parties cosponsored the bill.

19 Nov 2014

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Senator Frank Murkowski (R-AK) are working to increase funding for the Department of Energy's Office of Science in the budget request that will be sent to Congress next year. The senators, joined by 22 of their colleagues, sent a letter to President Clinton this week stressing the importance of the Office of Science to research in the physical sciences. Bingaman also delivered a hard-hitting speech to the Senate this week.

8 Dec 2000

An effort is now underway in the U.S. Senate to boost funding for the Department of Energy's Office of Science in the FY 2002 budget request. While major appropriations bills for the current year are still not complete on Capitol Hill, a mile down Pennsylvania Avenue work is underway at the Office of Management and Budget on the request that will be sent to Congress early next year. While the Clinton budget request will be changed by the new president, it is important for the budget which is now being drafted to have a strong DOE science number.

3 Nov 2000

DOE Science Request With the start of the new fiscal year in a little more than two weeks, Congress and the Clinton Administration are into the final phase of the FY 2001 budget cycle. With eleven of thirteen appropriations bills not yet signed, and with Members anxious to return home to campaign, the pressure is on to strike final agreements on funding levels for the vast majority of federal discretionary programs. While there is general recognition that the President is dealing from a position of strength in these negotiations, the outcome for specific bills is unclear.

13 Sep 2000

DOE Science Looking at the numbers, it is clear that the only way that the FY 2001 Department of Energy appropriation will provide the requested levels for various physics-related programs will be if more money can be found for the entire bill. Efforts are now being made in both the House and Senate to secure this additional funding. Crucial to the success of these efforts will be constituent support that is expressed within the next few days.

7 Sep 2000


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