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Representatives approved only small funding tweaks to the committee-approved Energy and Water bill, which now heads to the Senate.
The House committee bill adopts familiar contours on science and technology programs.
Science Perceptions Workshop drew scientific and religious leaders together for discussion about scientific topics of concern in the Colorado region
Familiar themes emerge in a recent White House memo outlining science and technology priorities for the next budget.
The Forest Service also received an increase for research activities amid fights over emissions regulation and EPA in the House committee-approved bill.

The complicated annual budget cycle can be difficult for outsiders to follow. The below summary helps to explain the process.

Nuclear energy R&D would make some gains while the numbers for other low-carbon energy technology programs vary in the current House bill.