President Johnson applauds Biden-Harris administration’s announcement of $1.5 billion for US national labs

November 07, 2022

(Washington, DC) – Last week, the Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced $1.5 billion of the Inflation Reduction Act. to build and update US National Laboratories.

“I am very pleased that the Biden administration is distributing $1.55 billion for research infrastructure at national laboratories run by the Department of Energy,” said President Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). “This funding, made possible through the Cut Inflation Act, will enable much-needed construction and upgrades of scientific user facilities, large-scale experiments and general-purpose infrastructure needed to maintain the DOE’s world-class research enterprise. The engineers, scientists and researchers at our national laboratories work tirelessly to find solutions to our most pressing challenges. This much-needed support will enable our scientists and students to conduct their work in state-of-the-art research facilities and contribute to the long-awaited modernization of the infrastructure of these laboratories – often referred to as the jewels in the crown of scientific research in our country. company. By funding our research infrastructure, we are laying the foundation 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 cost and schedule requirements to keep them on track as permitted by the CHIPS and Science Act.

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