Topic: U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, D.C. – Each day, police officers risk their lives to keep our communities safe. This Police Week, we honor the men and women who bravely maintain law and order. Read more about my work to Back the Blue.
Securing The Southern Border
President Biden’s disastrous border policies put the fate of women and children into the hands of traffickers and, unfortunately, the fallout has already found its way into Tennessee communities. When our border isn’t secure, every town is a border town. That’s why I am leading legislation to reinstate former President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols. Read more about the proposal here.
Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Secure Amendment to Invest $17 Billion in National Laboratories, DOE Facilities
Washington, D.C. – In executive session of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology, U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) led the passage of an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act to invest $17 billion in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories and User Facilities.
This amendment will help support the entire U.S. innovation system, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and strengthen America’s global competitiveness.
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Administration Launches an All-of-Government Effort to Address Colonial Pipeline Incident
Washington, D.C. – The recent cyberattack targeting the Colonial Pipeline has triggered a comprehensive federal response focused on securing critical energy supply chains.
President Joe Biden is receiving regular briefings on the incident and has directed agencies across the Federal Government to bring their resources to bear to help alleviate shortages where they are occurring.
Joe Biden Administration Outlines Key Resources to Invest in Coal, Power Plant Community Economic Revitalization
Washington, D.C. The White House Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization released a report that was delivered to President Biden and included the initial recommendations from the Interagency Working Group to catalyze economic revitalization, create good-paying, union jobs, and support workers in energy communities – hard-hit coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities – across the country.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Microvast officials have announced that the company will establish a new manufacturing facility in Clarksville.
Microvast will invest $220 million and create 287 jobs in Montgomery County.
Lamar Alexander announces Congress Approves 6th Year of Record Funding for National Laboratories; 7th Year of Record Funding for Locks, Dams, Harbors
Washington, D.C. – Congress has passed legislation sponsored by subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that includes the sixth consecutive year of record funding for the Office of Science – the most important U.S. Department of Energy program that supports work at our 17 national laboratories, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The Senate bill also prioritizes funding for supercomputing and advanced nuclear programs and provides the seventh consecutive year of record funding in a regular appropriations bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after he voted for and the Senate passed by an overwhelming vote of 84-13, the conference report of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which establishes the nation’s military spending priorities for troops, including those at Fort Campbell, and supports important U.S. Department of Energy national security programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
“For the last 60 years, Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which prioritizes the men and women who serve in our armed forces,” Senator Alexander said.
Lamar Alexander says Senate Proposes Sixth Year of Record Funding for 17 National Laboratories, Seventh Year of Record Funding for Locks, Dams, Harbors
Maryville, TN – The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today unveiled legislation sponsored by subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that includes the sixth consecutive year of record funding for the Office of Science – the most important U.S. Department of Energy program that supports work at our 17 national laboratories, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The Senate bill also prioritizes funding for supercomputing and advanced nuclear programs and provides the seventh consecutive year of record funding for the Corps of Engineers.
Maryville, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support the development of new advanced nuclear reactors after the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $160 million to two projects as part of the Advanced Reactors Demonstration Program (ARDP).
The new program, which was created last year, is a cost-shared partnership between the federal government and private industry. The funding that was announced will support the construction of two reactors that are intended to be operational in five to seven years.
Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says that Oak Ridge has again made history by being the first to clean up an entire uranium enrichment site and by doing it four years early and under budget.
“After years of demolition, the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has cleaned up the East Tennessee Technology Park – safely removing hundreds of old, contaminated buildings and making 2,200 acres available for economic development and recreation,” stated Senator Alexander.
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