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“So the bill was passed” reported the May 20 Congressional Record on the 217 to 205 vote of the House of Representatives on H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015. 

29 May 2015

Funding parameters for the Department of Energy for FY 2016 are largely in place with the approval last Thursday of a $35.4 billion Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.  This action follows passage of the counterpart bill by the House of Representatives on May 1. 

26 May 2015

Tomorrow morning the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015.  Yesterday evening the White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy on the bill, warning “If the President were presented with H.R. 1806, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.” 

19 May 2015

Following the consideration of more than 60 amendments during three days last week, with one session lasting until 1:48 in the morning, the House of Representatives approved the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill on Friday.  The bill, H.R. 2028, passed on an almost entirely party-line vote of 240-177.

6 May 2015

The Obama Administration expressed its opposition to the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill and the NASA Authorization Act of 2016 and 2017 in three statements released this week. 

FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill:

1 May 2015

Last week’s approval by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee of a reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act was fully expected.  Expected too – with only minor exception – were the straight party line recorded votes on unsuccessful amendments to the bill and its final passage sending it to the House floor.

27 Apr 2015

Yesterday the full House Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.  The House is scheduled to consider this bill next week.

23 Apr 2015

Tomorrow morning the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee will meet to approve its FY 2016 funding bill.  The subcommittee released the text of the draft 58-page bill; the all-important committee report providing detailed funding levels and recommendations for various programs will be released in coming days after the full committee passes the bill.  This report will be reviewed in a future FYI

14 Apr 2015

House appropriators met on March 17 to review the FY 2016 budget request for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  Appearing before the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee were Franklin Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy and Patricia Dehmer, Director of the Office of Science.   Of note were discussions on funding for the Fusion Energy Sciences and Nuclear Physics programs.

24 Mar 2015

Representatives have until Monday, March 16, to sign a letter in support of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  The letter urges Chairman Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Ranking Member Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee to “to make strong and sustained funding for the DOE Office of Science one of your highest priorities in fiscal year 2016.”

13 Mar 2015

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