Chairwoman Johnson Applauds Biden-Harris Administration Announcement of 1.5 Billion for U.S. National Labs
(Washington, DC)—Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced $1.5 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act to build and make updates to America’s national laboratories.
“I am very pleased that the Biden Administration is distributing $1.55 billion for research infrastructure at the National Laboratories stewarded by the Department of Energy,” said Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). “This funding, made possible through the Inflation Reduction Act, will enable much-needed construction and upgrades of the scientific user facilities, large-scale experiments, and general-purpose infrastructure required to maintain DOE’s world-class research enterprise. The engineers, scientists, and researchers at our national laboratories work tirelessly toward identifying solutions to our most pressing challenges. This much-needed support will ensure that our scientists and students can conduct their work in state-of-the-art research facilities and help enable the long-overdue modernization of the infrastructure of these laboratories – often called the crown jewels of our nation’s scientific enterprise. By funding our research infrastructure, we are laying the groundwork for a prosperous future for American science and innovation. I look forward to building on this positive development by working with the Administration to ensure that future support for these projects aligns with the cost and schedule requirements to keep them on track, as authorized in the CHIPS and Science Act.”
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