DOE - National Nuclear Security Administration

30 Dec 2009

The FY 2010 appropriations’ cycle drew to a close when President Obama signed the Department of Defense Appropriations bill. While most budget items tracked by FYI received funding increases, there were some decreases.

16 Oct 2009

With a vote of 80 to 17, the Senate voted yesterday to send the FY 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill to President Obama.  This action follows approval of this final legislation by the full House on a 308 to 114 vote on October 1.

The bill increases the budget for the DOE Office of Science by 3.1 percent or $146.1 million, with program increases ranging from 0.5 to 6.8 percent. Funding for the National Nuclear Security Administration increased by 7.3 percent.

8 Oct 2009

“To achieve a global ban on nuclear testing, my administration will immediately and aggressively pursue U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.  After more than five decades of talks, it is time for the testing of nuclear weapons to finally be banned.”- President Obama; April 2009

2 Oct 2009

The House has approved and sent to the Senate the final version of the FY 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. The Senate should vote on this $33.5 billion bill next week, and the President is expected to sign it.

Total funding increases by less than 1 percent, or $200 million, over last year. The appropriation for the Department of Energy rose to $27.1 billion, an increase of $318 million.

16 Jul 2009

Later today the House is expected to easily pass its version of the FY 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. Consideration of the bill began yesterday, and under a procedure that some Republicans objected to, amendments offered to the bill were limited.

10 Jul 2009

The Senate Appropriations Committee has sent to the Senate floor S. 1436, the FY 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. Senate Committee Report 111-45 provides budget and policy recommendations for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s weapons activities.

The bill makes the following funding recommendations:

Weapons Activities - Total:

5 Jun 2009

Chairman Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and his colleagues on the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee exhibited little enthusiasm for the FY 2010 budget request for the National Nuclear Security Administration.  “It’s hard to imagine that  so little is truly in need of change over the coming year” said Dorgan in his opening remarks at the June 2 hearing.

14 May 2009

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s FY 2010 budget would increase by 8.9 percent to $9.9 billion under the request the Obama Administration has sent to Congress.  Funding for NNSA’s Weapons Activity program would remain basically flat, while the budgets for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation and Naval Reactors would see significant increases.  NNSA was established in 2000 as an independent entity within the Department of Energy to manage the country’s nuclear defense.

4 Mar 2009

The Senate is now considering  H.R. 1105, the FY 2009 Omnibus Funding Bill.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to complete work on this bill by tomorrow so that it can be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature before current funding expires on Friday, March 6.  While the Senate has considered a number of amendments to the bill, including those which would have reduced its funding levels, none have been successful.


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