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Panel Eyes Hike to Energy-Water Funds to Tackle Climate, Drought

June 20, 2022, 10:59 PM

House appropriators proposed to increase funding for clean energy development and power grid resilience, nuclear energy and radioactive waste cleanup, and water infrastructure projects amid an historic drought under a draft spending bill released Monday.

Energy and water programs would receive about $56.3 billion—an increase of 6.4%, or $3.4 billion, compared with the fiscal 2022 enacted levels for those programs.

The Energy Department would receive $48.2 billion, the funding level requested by President Joe Biden that’s $3.3 billion more than the fiscal 2022 levels.

The Army Corps of Engineers would receive about $8.9 billion for fiscal 2023, nearly $2.3 billion ...