Text: H.R.5966 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/25/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5966


To direct the Secretary of Energy to fund projects to restore and modernize the National Laboratories, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 25, 2020

Mr. Luján (for himself, Mr. Foster, Ms. Underwood, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Haaland, and Mrs. Watson Coleman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Energy to fund projects to restore and modernize the National Laboratories, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Restore and Modernize Our National Labs Act”.

SEC. 2. National Labs restoration and modernization.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Energy shall fund projects described in subsection (b) as needed to address deferred maintenance, critical infrastructure needs, and modernization of National Laboratories.

(b) Use of funds.—The projects described in this subsection are the following:

(1) Priority deferred maintenance projects, including facilities maintenance and refurbishment of research laboratories, administrative and support buildings, utilities, roads, power plants and any other critical infrastructure, as determined by the Secretary of Energy.

(2) Lab modernization projects, including core infrastructure needed to support emerging science missions with new and specialized requirements and to maintain safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally responsible operations, as determined by the Secretary of Energy.

(c) Funding.—There is hereby appropriated to the Secretary of Energy to carry out this section $6,000,000,000, to remain available for obligation through fiscal year 2025.

(d) Submission to Congress.—The Secretary of Energy shall submit to the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, with the annual budget submission of the President for each year through fiscal year 2025, a list of projects for which the Secretary will provide funding under this section, including a description of each such project.

(e) National Laboratory.—In this section, the term “National Laboratory” has the meaning given the term in section 2 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15801).


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