Appropriators propose deep cuts to clean energy programs

By Nico Portuondo, Miranda Willson, Jennifer Yachnin | 06/27/2024 01:44 PM EDT

The House fiscal 2025 Energy-Water measure also includes a rider against the natural gas export review pause.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.).

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), who chairs the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, released his fiscal 2025 bill Thursday. Francis Chung/POLITICO

House Republicans’ $59.2 billion fiscal 2025 Energy-Water spending bill released Thursday features severe cuts to some of the Biden administration’s pivotal clean energy programs.

The bill also has partisan riders, including one targeting the Biden administration’s controversial liquefied natural gas export review pause.

The top-line funding for the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation represents an increase of about $1 billion from enacted fiscal 2024 levels.


DOE, however, would receive an across-the-board cut at $49.9 billion, which is around $325 million below current levels and around $2 billion below the president’s 2025 budget request.