The following 2020 Appropriations Act underscores the urgent need for critical public oversight over state & federal budgets and reprioritizing spending. -JD
January 2020 | NITA M. LOWEY, New York, Chairwoman | 116th Congress 2nd Session |
This committee print provides a compilation of the enacted text and applicable explanatory material for the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1865, P.L. 116–94).
This Act consists of eight divisions related to Appropriations matters (divisions A through H). The Act also includes eight additional divisions unrelated to appropriations matters (divisions I through P). This compilation includes only the divisions related to appropriations matters. It also includes the front section of the Act, which contains provisions applicable to the entire Act.
Divisions A through H are the products of negotiations between the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on final fiscal year 2020 appropriations for all 12 annual appropriations bills. For purposes of final passage, the 12 appropriations bills were enacted using two vehicles: H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865.”
“SEC. 302. Funds appropriated by this or any other Act, or made available by the transfer of funds in this Act, for intelligence activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50U.S.C. 3094) during fiscal year 2020 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020.”
“The agreement provides not less than $20,000,000 for research and development of negative emissions technologies, including not less than $10,000,000 for direct air capture.
Within available funds for Carbon Capture, $4,000,000 is for research and optimization of carbon capture technologies for use at industrial facilities and not less than $7,000,000 is for carbon capture research for natural gas power systems.
Within available funds for Carbon Storage, $21,000,000 is for Carbon Use and Reuse.” -p463
“The agreement provides $7,000,000,000 for the Office of Science.” – P465
“Biological and Environmental Research (BER).—The agreement provides not less than $391,000,000 for Biological Systems Science. Within available funds, not less than $100,000,000 is for the four Bioenergy Research Centers; not less than $40,000,000 is for Bio- molecular Characterization and Imaging Science, of which not less than $5,000,000 is to advance the study of complex biological sys- tems and synthetic biology using neutrons; $77,000,000 is for the Joint Genome Institute; and not less than $5,000,000 is for low- dose radiation research. The Department is directed to develop a low-dose radiation research plan in coordination with the low-dose radiation research community, other federal agencies, and any other relevant entities….”
“Within available funds, $15,000,000 is for cloud-aerosol research and computing.” -p466
“The agreement provides $3,045,000,000 for facilities and equip- ment. Of the total amount available, $515,000,000 is available until September 30, 2021; $2,409,473,000 is available until September 30, 2022; and $120,527,000 is available until expended.” -P1173
“The agreement provides $192,665,000 for the FAA’s research, engineering, and development activities, to remain available until September 30, 2022.” -p1176