CRES Statement on House Appropriations Mark-Up Of FY2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Managing Director Heather Reams released the following statement on Wednesday’s U.S. House Appropriations markup of the FY2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.

“Federal investments in advanced technology and energy research represent irreplaceable elements of American ingenuity, innovation and global influence,” said Reams. “We are pleased that the House has taken steps to modernize nuclear power facilities; however, the elimination of funding for Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) remains as a potential threat to America’s energy, economic and national security. ARPA-E and its breakthrough research give the United States a competitive edge to develop efficient energy technologies and diversify energy sources. Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions applauds Congressman Simpson for expressing support for ARPA-E and urging his colleagues in the Senate to prioritize the program in the FY2018 Appropriations bill. As we continue through the legislative process and conference, CRES urges Republican leaders to take steps to sustain funding for clean energy research through ARPA-E.”

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Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about commonsense, conservative solutions to address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment.

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