Federal Relations

September 11, 2018

Details of Energy and Water Spending Bill Available

Details contained in the conference report for the FY2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill are now available.

As noted previously, the bill would support the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science at approximately $6.59 billion.  The office is currently funded at $6.26 billion and the Trump Administration requested $5.39 billion.  If passed and signed into law, the measure would fund a number of programs of interest housed at the Office of Science in the following manner:

  • Advanced Scientific Computing Research– $935.5 million ($810.0 million in FY2018 and $899.0 million requested from Administration)
  • Basic Energy Sciences– $2.17 billion (FY2018: $2.09 billion; request: $1.85 billion)
  • Biological and Environmental Research– $705.0 million (FY2018: $673.0 million; request: $500.0 million)
  • Fusion– $564.0 million, including $432.0 million for research and $132.0 million for ITER (FY2018:  $410.0 million for research and $122.0 for ITER; request:  $265 million for research and $75 million for ITER)
  • High Energy Physics– $980.0 million (FY2018:  $908.0 million; request:  $770.0 million)
  • Nuclear Physics– $690.0 million (FY2018:  $684.0 million; request:  $600.0 million)

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account would be funded at $2.38 billion under this bill.  It is currently funded at $2.32 billion and the Administration requested $695 million for FY2019.

The conference report is available here.