Marcy Kaptur

03/06/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/06/2024 17:58

Kaptur Secures Big Wins for Region and Nation in House Passed 2024 Energy and Water Appropriations BillPress ReleaseJobs and the EconomyEnergy

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed the 2024 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act as part of a package of six appropriations bills which will fund government operations through September 30th 2024.This legislation will now go on to the United States Senate for passage, before going to President Biden to be signed into law.

"Our nation is at a pivotal moment when we must decide if we are willing to sustain the significant investments in federal programs necessary to ensure we remain a global economic powerhouse. I am proud of this bipartisan Energy and Water Development appropriations bill that meets the critical energy and water needs of our nation," said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. "This legislation confronts the climate crisis, drives technological innovation and economic growth, and helps secure our nation's energy independence with more than $15 Billion for transformative investments in jobs, clean energy, and science. Additionally, this legislation invests more than $10 Billion through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation in our nation's water infrastructure, critical to protecting communities from more frequent and severe storms and addressing the worsening drought. Passage of this vital appropriations bill moves us closer to these goals."

The 2024 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act promotes an all-of-the-above energy strategy that not only taps domestic oil and gas but also invests in clean energy to diversify our energy portfolio. In addition to protecting and furthering enabling implementation of historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act funding, fully funding Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy programs, and increasing funding for the Department of Energy's Science programs, the bill includes $5 Million to fund the Great Lakes Authority, a new regional instrumentality authorized through Congresswoman Kaptur's efforts that will provide critical federal assistance for economic development to communities across the Great Lakes region. Additionally, the bill includes up to $100 Million for a new university-based nuclear reactor safety training program poised to benefit the workers at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Oak Harbor, Ohio and across America's aging nuclear fleet, which will encourage a new culture of excellence in management and workforce aspirations at the standard of our Nuclear Navy.

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