Budget Hearing - Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Weapons Activites, Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 4, 2015 [open pdf - 668KB]
This testimony compilation is from the March 4, 2015 hearing, "Budget Hearing - Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Weapons Activites" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies. From the opening statement of Mike Simpson, "The President's Budget Request for Weapons Activities is $8.8 billion, an increase of $615 million, or 7.5%, above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level. That figure doesn't include the $234 million in nuclear emergency response activities that were funded in this account in fiscal year 2015 but that are now proposed to be shifted to Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation in this budget request. After accounting for this shift, the request for direct support of the weapons program is $839 million, or 10.5%, above fiscal year 2015. The President's Budget Request for '050' defense activities is $38 billion over the budget caps in the Budget Control Act. Those caps are essentially flat for fiscal year 2016 which means that every increase over last year's amount will have to be offset by some other activity. With the magnitude of the defense needs we are facing, tough decisions must be made. You will have to ensure that we understand the importance of every dollar you request and that we have full confidence in your ability to execute those dollars." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frank G. Klotz, Don Cook, and Stephen "S.L." Davis.
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