Granholm, Vilsack to defend Biden budget plan

By Manuel Quiñones | 03/18/2024 06:29 AM EDT

Committees will pick apart President Joe Biden’s fiscal 2025 blueprint in the coming weeks.

Cabinet secretaries at the State of the Union.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaking with other Cabinet members during this year's State of the Union address. Andrew Harnik/AP

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be on Capitol Hill this week defending the president’s election-year budget plan.

President Joe Biden’s plan for DOE would continue increasing the department’s focus on climate-friendly energy sources, but it also includes some cuts.

Overall, DOE would get more than $1 billion in additional appropriations, but the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy would get a small cut. The same goes for the nuclear office.


“The FY 2025 Budget provides the Department with critical resources to transform the President’s historic clean energy investments into reality — as we continue to lay the building blocks for an inclusive clean energy economy that lifts up all communities across the country, while tackling the climate crisis head-on,” said Granholm last week.