FY22 Energy & Water Development Funding Bill Advanced by Full Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations Committee today approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill by a vote of 25-5. The legislation funds U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs, including national nuclear security and energy research and development, as well as important infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation. The $53.625 billion measure includes $28.447 billion in defense spending, $25.178 billion in non-defense spending, and $450 million in emergency supplemental appropriations, and supports programs to advance American energy security and economic competitiveness.
“I am pleased we have approved this strong, balanced bill, which supports a number of important priorities including nuclear security, critical water and land infrastructure projects, and funding to advance science and research,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). “Senators Kennedy and Feinstein have worked hard to produce this bipartisan legislation, and I applaud their good work as we move this measure on to the full Senate.”
Department of Energy (DOE) – $44.988 billion, $3.063 billion above the FY21 enacted level.
- Nuclear Security – $20.042 billion for DOE nuclear security programs, $309.6 million above the FY21 enacted level. This includes $15.484 billion for Weapons Activities, $1.840 billion for Naval Reactors, and $2.264 billion for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – $3.896 billion, $1.044 billion above the FY21 enacted level.
- Nuclear Energy Research and Development – $1.591 billion for nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration activities, $83.2 million above the FY21 enacted level. The bill continues funding for the Advanced Reactors Demonstration Program.
- Fossil Energy Research and Development – $850 million, $100 million above the FY21 enacted level.
- Office of Science – $7.490 billion, $464 million above the FY21 enacted level.
- Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) – $500 million, $73 million above the FY21 enacted level, for ARPA-E to continue to support innovative, advanced research and development projects.
- Title 17 Innovative Loan Guarantee Program – $29 million for administrative expenses in overseeing and administering the Title 17 Innovative Loan Guarantee Program, equal to the FY21 enacted level.
- Environmental Cleanup – $7.709 billion for DOE environmental management activities, an increase of $122.7 above the FY21 enacted level. This includes $6.510 billion for Defense Environmental Cleanup to continue remediation of sites contaminated by previous nuclear weapons production.
Army Corps of Engineers – $8.9 billion, $1.17 billion above the FY21 enacted level. This fully utilizes the offset for appropriations from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for the Corps of Engineers. For the eighth consecutive year, the bill makes full use of the estimated annual revenues from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund to advance American competitiveness and export capabilities.
Bureau of Reclamation – $2.007 billion, $316 million above the FY21 enacted level, for the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation to help manage, develop, and protect the water resources of Western states.
Independent Agencies –
- Appalachian Regional Commission – $210 million, $30 million above the FY21 enacted level.
- Delta Regional Authority – $30.1 million, $100,000 above the FY21 enacted level.
- Denali Commission – $15.1 million, $100,000 above FY21 enacted level.
- Northern Border Regional Commission – $35 million, $5 million above the FY21 enacted level.
- Southeast Crescent Regional Commission – $2.5 million, $1.5 million above the FY21 enacted level.
- Southwest Border Regional Commission – $2.5 million, $2.25 million above the FY21 enacted level.
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