The Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee approved a fiscal year 2006
Energy & Water Development Appropriations bill. You can read about it at:
Office of Science
The Senate bill provides $3.7 billion for scientific research, which is...
$240 million above the President's request
$102 million above the current year level
* $100 million increase is provided to support 100% utilization of
all Department of Energy Science facilities.
* The Genomes to Life program is provided $40 million above the
request to accelerate the deployment for four research facilities.
* Initiates Nanotechnology Technology Transfer fund at $30 million.
* Fully funds the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge
* Restores funding for domestic fusion research at $290 million.
This, of course, still needs to be considered by the full Appropriations
Committee, resolved with the House version, etc.