Federal Relations

May 20, 2019

Defense and Energy and Water Reports Now Available

Ahead of the markup scheduled for tomorrow, the House Appropriations Committee has released the report for the House bill and the report for the Energy and Water bill.

Defense

The Defense bill to be marked up tomorrow would fund the basic and applied research programs in the following manner:

  • Total Basic Research (“6.1”):  $2.51 billion (4.2% below the FY2019 level and 7.5% above the budget request)
  • Total Applied Research (“6.2”):  $5.56 billion (8.4% below current level, 4.3% above the request)
  • Army 6.1:  $527.5 million (4.1% increase, 13.7% increase)
  • Army 6.2:  $1.03 billion (34.5 % decrease, 13.5% increase)
  • Navy 6.1:  $629.3 million (-7.4%, +3.7%)
  • Navy 6.2:  $984.7 million (-3.4%, +4.9%)
  • Air Force 6.1:  $549.8 million (-15.6%, +3.6%)
  • Air Force 6.2:  $1.49 billion (+0.8%, +3.8%)
  • Defense-wide 6.1:  $801.8 million (+2.6%, +9.0%)
  • Defense-wide 6.2:  $2.05 billion (2.8%, -0.3%)
  • DARPA Total:  $3.53 billion (+2.8%, -0.8%)

Energy and Water

Not surprisingly, the House draft bill would fund many of the programs and offices of interest to the University of Washington at higher levels than those contained in the President’s budget request (PBR).  In most cases, they are higher than the FY2019 levels, including the following:

Office of Science (Total): $6.87 billion ($285 million above FY2019, $1.32 billion above PBR)

  • Basic Energy Sciences: $2.14 billion (-$23.0 million, +$284.7 million)
  • Biological and Environmental Research:  $730.0 million (+$25.0 million, +$235.6 million)
  • Fusion:  $688.0 million (+$124 million, +$285 million)
  • High-energy physics:  $1.05 billion (+$65 million, +$277 million)
  • Nuclear Physics:  $735 million (+$45 million, +$110.1 million)

ARPA-E:  $425 million (+$59.0 million, +$712 million)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EER&E):  $2.65 billion (+$272 million, +$2.31 billion)