Department of Energy Science and Innovation Act - H.R.5905

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To authorize basic research programs in the Department of Energy Office of Science for fiscal years 2018 and 2019"
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Latest major action: 
House passed H.R.5905 by voice vote, June 27, 2018
Committee Reports: 
Summary of provisions
  • Authorizes fiscal years 2018 and 2019 funding levels for the Department of Energy and its program offices that map largely onto levels already enacted and proposed by House appropriators
  • Provides authorizations¬†for the Office of Science, its program offices, and several initiatives
  • Sets funding fiscal years 2018 and 2019 funding authorizations and target completion dates for the¬†Advanced Photon Source Upgrade, Advanced Light Source Upgrade, the Spallation Neutron Source Proton Power Upgrade and Second Target Station, the Linac Coherent Light Source II High Energy Upgrade, the ITER nuclear fusion project, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
  • Directs DOE to conduct research on the biological effects of low dose radiation
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
House passed bill by voice vote
June 27, 2018
House Science Committee approved bill
May 23, 2018
Bill introduced
May 22, 2018