Senate Appropriations Committee

The  House of Representatives started its consideration of H.R. 5325, the Energy and  Water Development Appropriations Act for FY 2013, on May 31.  On June 6 the bill passed by a vote of 255-165.  This and subsequent FYIs will excerpt  sections of this debate of interest to the physics community.

8 Jun 2012

“The Committee  remains concerned about NIF’s ability to achieve ignition - the primary purpose  of constructing the facility - by the end of fiscal year 2012 when the National  Ignition Campaign ends and the facility is to transition to regular ignition  operations and pursue broad scientific applications."- Senate  Appropriations Committee

7 Jun 2012

House  and Senate appropriators have completed work on the FY 2013 Energy and Water  Development Appropriations Bill.  The House  and  Senate   reports outline contrasting approaches to the difficult issue of handling domestic  nuclear waste.  Differences in funding  levels and policy recommendations will be resolved in a conference between the  appropriators later this year.

17 May 2012

House  and Senate appropriators have completed work on the FY 2013 Energy and Water  Development Appropriations Bill.  The House   and  Senate   reports contain approximately 57 pages of funding and policy recommendations  for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).   Language  within each report stands, unless there is a conflict that will be resolved in  the final conference report.  This final  conference report

15 May 2012

The Senate Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and  Export Promotion held a hearing on promoting American competitiveness: filling  jobs today and training workers for tomorrow.   This April 17 hearing included testimony from Martha Kanter,  Undersecretary, US Department of Education; Roger Kilmer, Director of the  Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of  Standards and Technology; Jane Oats, Assistant Secretary of Employment and  Training Administration at the Department of Labor; Robert Kill, President and  CEO of Enterprise Minnesota; Jennifer McNel

30 Apr 2012

Earlier  today the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee  approved its FY 2013 funding bill.  Reflecting  the budget deal worked out last year between the Obama Administration and  Congress, the subcommittee’s bill totals $33.4 billion.  The comparable House bill   totals $32.1 billion, resulting from a move by House Republicans to further  reduce total spending in the next fiscal year.

27 Apr 2012

Energy  Secretary Steven Chu appeared before the Senate Energy and Water Development  Appropriations Subcommittee on March 14.   Appropriators were generally receptive to the FY 2013 request for the  Department of Energy, and in many cases spoke of their desire to see it play a  more active role in several areas.

26 Mar 2012

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed their work on the FY 2015 Commerce Justice, Science Appropriations Bills.  Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will bring her bill to the floor next week.  The House passed its version of the bill on May 30. 

13 Jun 2014

The Senate Appropriations Committee released its report on Tuesday accompanying the FY 2015 Commerce Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.  Report 113-181 provides the appropriators’ recommendations regarding the agencies funded by S. 2437.  The House Appropriations Committee developed its own version of this funding legislation in early May.

12 Jun 2014

The Senate Appropriations Committee released its report yesterday accompanying the FY 2015 Commerce Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.  Report 113-181 provides the appropriators’ recommendations regarding the agencies funded by S. 2437.  The House Appropriations Committee developed its own version of this funding legislation in early May.

11 Jun 2014

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