Proposed Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Request for the Department of Energy, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session to Receive Testimony Regarding the President's FY 2004 Budget for the Department of Energy, February 25, 2003   [open pdf - 484KB]

From the opening statement of Hon. Pete V. Domenici, U.S. Senator from New Mexico: "On a general nature, the President has requested a total of $23.4 billion for the Department of Energy, which represents a $1.3 billion or 5.9 percent increase over what he requested in last year's budget. For the most part, I believe this is a rather well-focused DOE budget. As the committee prepares to consider legislation to establish a comprehensive national energy policy, we will be giving serious review to the President's budget proposals as they impact on that activity, proposals for civilian energy programs under the committee's jurisdiction: Energy supply, the Office of Science, environmental management, fossil energy, and energy conservation. The President's budget is focused on key goals for these programs: Reducing dependence on energy imports, achieving a cleaner, healthier environment, improving our energy infrastructures, and maintaining a world-class scientific research capacity. Facing the budget realities, the Department necessarily has to order and reorder program priorities to find the funding to support the promising programs and new initiatives to meet these goals. There are many issues for the committee to discuss with the Secretary." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Spencer Abraham, Jeff Bingaman, Pete V. Domenici.

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S. Hrg. 108-8; Senate Hearing 108-8
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