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ESC Urges Lawmakers to Appropriate At Least $8.1 Billion for DOE Office of Science in FY23

The Energy Sciences Coalition, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter urging the House and Senate leaders of the appropriations subcommittees on energy and water to appropriate at least $8.1 billion for the Department of Energy Office of Science in FY23.

The letter noted that the increase in appropriations “is needed to maintain a funding trajectory that ensures continued support for groundbreaking scientific discoveries, allows the construction and operation of world-class scientific facilities, helps advance energy technologies needed for the nation to meet net-zero carbon emissions economy wide, develops emerging technologies, and maintains the highly skilled science and technology workforce that is essential for the United States to compete globally.”

The letter also expressed interest in working with the subcommittees to advance “new DOE Office of Science research initiatives, science and technology centers, and infrastructure investments” authorized in the CHIPS and Science Act.

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