House Appropriations Committee Passes Energy And Water Bill

Jun 18, 2014 Issues: Energy

WASHINGTON− The House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill this afternoon. After passage of this bill, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.

“First and foremost, I am pleased to announce that this bill will effectively appropriate taxpayer dollars as well as provide strong oversight. The Energy and Water bill will strengthen our national defense and fund essential infrastructure projects while also setting federal spending levels. It fully funds the Uranium Processing Facility, a crucial component of our country’s nuclear security that will be built at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

The bill funds our environmental cleanup programs, critical science missions and domestic enrichment activities.  An amendment on contractor pensions that I proposed passed unanimously and clarified that NNSA defined benefit plans will not be adversely affected.”

To watch Congressman Fleischmann introduce his amendment, click here.

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