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H.R. 4091, the ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019 - Reported Favorably to Full Committee
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy Ranking Member Randy Weber praised the Department of Energy today after the announcement of the launch of the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC).
Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson, for holding this mark-up.
Today we will consider four pieces of legislation – three of which are bills that this Committee was unable to reach a bipartisan agreement on. I disappointed that we haven’t made more progress in reaching a bipartisan consensus, especially since this committee has one of the best track records in Congress for passing productive, bipartisan legislation.
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas introduced a bill to reauthorize the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for five years, with a gradual funding increase of $27 million per year.
H.R. 3915, the ARPA-E Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019, reforms the ARPA-E program so it can fulfill its purpose of addressing energy, environmental, economic, and national security challenges through transformative science.
To amend the America COMPETES Act to establish Department of Energy policy for Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), and for other purposes.