Yesterday, the Senate passed H.R. 1905, the Energy and Water
Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year 1996. The bill,
which makes appropriations for the Department of Energy, made its
way through the Senate appropriations process quickly. The Senate
Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee held its
mark-up of H.R. 1905 on July 25, the full Appropriations Committee
marked up the bill two days later, and floor consideration was
begun on July 31 and completed yesterday.