Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY14 Energy and Water Bill

Source: NASEO
By David Terry, Executive Director
On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill totaling $34.773 billion, which is $1.96 billion below the FY'13 enacted level (see attached press release).  The bill includes $53 million for the U.S. State Energy Program and $190 million for the Weatherization Assistance Program.  The House marked up their version of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill on June 18, 2013, which is $2.9 billion below FY’13 funding levels to $30.4 billion.  All signs point to another Continuing Resolution for FY'14, which would be based on the FY'13 spending levels, less a sequester.

The Senate version proposed $2.281 billion for energy efficiency measures and renewable energy projects, which is $470 million more than fiscal year 2013, to develop the next generation of renewable energy technologies, advanced vehicles and fuels, and more energy efficient measures to reduce energy use of U.S. manufacturers and residential and industrial buildings. The House bill provides $1.4 billion below the Senate mark for these activities. 

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