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House Appropriations Process Continues to Move Forward

The House appropriations process continues to plow ahead, with the committee approving earlier today the FY2022 Energy and Water Development bill by a vote of 33 – 24.  The bill is expected to be part of the larger package of bills brought to the floor during the week of July 26.

The bill summary is available here and the report for the bill is available here.

The bill funds a number of offices and programs of interest to UW, such as the following:

  • Office of Science– an overall level of $7.32 billion, an increase of $294 million
    • Within Office of Science, the legislation calls for the following amounts–
      • Fusion Energy– $698 million ($26-million increase)
      • Basic Energy Science– $2.29 billion ($48-million increase)
      • Nuclear physics– $665 million ($30-million increase)
      • High Energy Physics– $1.08 billion ($49-million increase)
      • Advanced Scientific Computing– $1.023 billion ($10-million increase)
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy– $3.77 billion, an increase of $906 million
  • ARPA-E– $600 million, an increase of $175 million