DOE - Office Of Science

The House Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the FY 2008 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill and sent it to the House floor for consideration later this week. Under this bill, H.R. 2641, the Bush Administration's request for the Office of Science for the upcoming fiscal year was fully funded.

12 Jun 2007

The American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, Optical Society of America, and 54 other corporations, associations, and academic institutions have endorsed a statement supporting the Administration's FY 2008 request for the DOE Office of Science. Under this request, funding would increase from the current budget of $3.8 billion to $4.4 billion.

4 May 2007

House and Senate appropriators reacted very positively to Energy Under Secretary for Science Ray Orbach and the FY 2008 request for the Office of Science at key hearings this month. While six months remain before the start of the new fiscal year, all signs are upbeat on the budget request.

30 Mar 2007

The Department of Energy sent its “FY 2007 Operating Plan” to Congress last Friday. This thirty-one-page list of line items outlines how DOE will spend its $23.6 billion FY 2007 appropriation for this year. The FY 2007 continuing resolution funding bill passed by Congress did not allocate specific program funding for the Office of Science, which received $3,797,294,000. The Administration had requested $4,101.7 million for this year.

A March 16 press release states:

20 Mar 2007

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have asked their colleagues to join them in signing a letter in support of the FY 2008 request for the DOE Office of Science. The letter will be sent to the top Democratic and Republican appropriators on the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee. Under the FY 2008 request, Office of Science funding would increase from $3,796.4 million to $4,397.9 million.

6 Mar 2007

“The FY 2008 Office of Science budget request of $4.4 billion or 7 percent above the FY 2007 request is designed to sustain the planned doubling of Federal support for physical sciences research by FY 2017 under the American Competitiveness Initiative. Given the large-scale nature of Office of Science facilities and the thousands of scientists and researchers receiving DOE support for their research and education, sustained and predictable budgetary trajectories are essential to preserve America’s vitality in science and avoid an attrition of U.S.

7 Feb 2007

Yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted to substantially increase FY 2007 funding for the Department of Energy Office of Science, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. H.J. Resolution 20 now goes to the Senate, with the intention to get this bill on the President’s desk before current funding expires on February 15.

1 Feb 2007

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is scheduled to take up legislation to complete the FY 2007 appropriations cycle. This $463.5 billion bill will contain funding for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The bill will then go to the Senate, where the schedule is much less certain.

29 Jan 2007

The Department of Energy has prepared a six-page document entitled “DOE Program Impacts Under a One-Year Continuing Resolution (CR).” This analysis predicts the effect that flat funding would have on departmental programs through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2007.

17 Jan 2007

An effort is underway in the Senate to demonstrate support for increasing the FY 2007 budget for the Department of Energy Office of Science. As has been done for the National Science Foundation and Office of Science in the House of Representatives, a “Dear Colleague” letter has been sent to senators asking that they sign a letter of support to key Senate appropriators.

17 Jan 2007

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