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FY 2004 Appropriations for Science programs within the Department of Energy
(numbers are in millions)
|DOE||FY 2003 Omnibus||President's FY 2004 Request||% change FY 03 vs. FY 04 Request||FY 2004 House||FY 2004 Senate||Conference|
|Office of Science:|
|Basic Energy Sciences||1,016||1,009||0.69||1,000||1,008||1,016|
|Biological & Environmental Research||503.6||499.5||0.81||562.0||534.0||592.0|
|Climate Change Research:|
|Climate & Hydrology||—||74.6||—||—||—||—|
|Atmospheric Chemistry & Carbon Cycle||—||37.7||—||—||—||—|
|Terrestrial Carbon Processes & Ocean Sciences||—||16.6||—||—||—||—|
|Carbon Sequestration Research||—||8.5||—||—||—||—|
|Total, Climate Change Research:||—||142.9||—||—||—||—|
|Advanced Scientific Computing Research||172.6||173.5||0.52%||213.5||183.5||203.5|
|TOTAL, Office of Science:||3,260.0||3,310.9||0.18%||3,480.1||3,360.4||3,451.7|
Notes on Conference Report (11/11/03):
The House and Senate conferees have completed their negotiations reconciling their differences on their respective Energy and Water bills. The bill reflecting this conference report will move to the House and Senate floors for votes as early as this week (Congress hopes to adjourn by Nov. 21, although it's not likely).
The conference report provides Biological and Environmental Research (BER) $592 million, $88 million over FY03 (a 17.5 percent increase); $87.5 million is in earmarks with some projects receiving substantial increases (for example, the Genomes to Life program got a $5 million increase).
The agreement provides Advanced Scientific Computing Research an increase of $30 million over the President's request, to "acquire additional advanced computing capability to support existing users in the near term and to initiate longer-term research and development on next generation computer architectures. The conferees expect that, to the maximum extent practicable, these funds will be awarded among various technologies, laboratories, universities, and private sector suppliers using a merit-based, competitive process."
Notes on House Bill:
The House Appropriations Committee completed work on the Energy and Water FY04 funding bill on July 15, and provided the DOE's Office of Science a 6.7% increase. Biological and Environmental Research is up 11.6% over FY 2003. More detail will be added when the committee report is made available.
Notes on President's FY04 Budget Request:
- The request for the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program (USGCRP) is $108.1 million, down from the FY03 request of $126.1 million, a 14.3% cut.
- The request for the Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is $25.3 million, up from the $2.9 million request in FY03.