26 Jun '18, 2am

Senate Passes $145B Spending Bill, With Boost to Energy Innovation Programs

Senate Passes $145B Spending Bill, With Boost to Energy Innovation Programs

The Senate voted through a $145 billion spending bill on a margin of 86-5 on Monday, with provisions to fund the Energy Department in the 2019 budget year. The legislation keeps spending level or slightly increases funds for programs offered through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, as well as the Energy Information Agency. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy received $375 million, the most since its creation . The DOE Office of Science also received record appropriations funding at $6.65 billion. The bill (S.2975 ) includes $1.2 billion for nuclear energy research and development. A total of $43.8 billion was set aside for energy and water programs. The bill passed Monday also funds veterans' programs for the next fiscal year. The Senate-approved numbers represent a rebuke of Trump administration efforts to roll back funds for energy programs....

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