The House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday to cut $100 million in FY 12 funding for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The committee recommended allocating $200 million for the project, 33 percent below the budget request.
It’s nowhere near a done deal.
The Energy and Water appropriation bill must now be passed by the House and sent to the Senate for consideration.
In his report, subcommittee chairman Rodney Freylinghuysen (R-NJ) said the National Nuclear Security Administration has a lot of work to do.