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Energy and Water Development Appropriations: Nuclear Weapons Activities [Updated March 14, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The annual Energy and Water Development appropriations bill funds, among other activities, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semiautonomous agency within the Department of Energy (DOE). NNSA operates three programs: Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Naval Reactors, and Weapons Activities. The last is the subject of this report. The Weapons Activities account supports U.S. nuclear warheads, provides the materials and components for those weapons, and sustains the infrastructure that supports that mission. They provide for 'the maintenance and refurbishment of nuclear weapons to continue sustained confidence in their safety, reliability, and performance; continued investment in scientific, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities to enable production and certification of the enduring nuclear weapons stockpile; and manufacture of nuclear weapon components.'"

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CRS Report for Congress, R44442
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2022-03-14
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