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See what the experts have to say about Omnibus Maintains Energy Funding for 2017.
President Trump’s budget blueprint for 2018 includes significant cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). In the meantime, Congress is planning to approve the the bipartisan fiscal 2017 omnibus package this week, which maintains funding for both the EPA and energy innovation research from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint: $28 billion
2017 Omnibus Package: $29.7 billion
Percentage change: -5.7%
President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint: Eliminate funding
2017 Omnibus Package: $306 million
President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint: $5.7 billion
2017 Omnibus Package: $8.2 billion
Percentage change: -30.5%
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1. How will the changes from FY 2017-18 appropriations impact energy programs and innovation?
2. Please provide your feedback to the budget proposals.
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