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September 23, 2014
The stop gap spending measure President Barack Obama signed Friday included provisions to allow the Energy Department to cover additional costs at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico and spending for programs under the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning fund – with requirements to keep Congress apprised of the spending above previous appropriation rates.
The chambers also passed three other energy measures before clearing out of town for final campaign pushes. Full story
September 19, 2014
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September 8, 2014
The administration is asking Congress to add money for uranium enrichment decommissioning and cleanup at a nuclear waste facility in a continuing resolution expected to be passed in coming days. Full story
July 30, 2014
Senate appropriators are looking to bolster water power research, recommending $69 million for such projects in the Energy-Water bill that stalled last month, an increase of 18 percent.
July 29, 2014
Senate appropriators want to allocate $110 million for the American Centrifuge Project in Piketon, Ohio, formerly headed by USEC, Inc.
“The committee directs that the Department of Energy shall use these funds only to maintain existing centrifuges and facilities associated with domestic enrichment capabilities and safeguard intellectual property rights,” the Senate Energy-Water Appropriations Subcommittee wrote in the report accompanying its fiscal 2015 bill.
July 28, 2014
There are 11 different places in the Energy Department budget that contain cybersecurity funding for energy, science and environmental missions. That’s too messy for the Senate Appropriations Committee, which wants to see all of that nearly $150 million consolidated into one place. Full story
July 25, 2014
July 11, 2014
For a fleeting moment, a California lawmaker played with the idea of a filibuster Thursday, as he pushed for a requirement that exports of liquefied natural gas be shipped by U.S. flagged vessels. After the chairwoman told Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., that debate on a point of order was not timed and could continue as long as it was on the issue, you could see the wheels turning. Full story