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Bingaman optimistic about funding for Los Alamos

By Roger Snodgrass

Another year of budgetary grace may be in store for Los Alamos National Laboratory if Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, has his way.

The chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in charge of authorizing policy for the Department of Energy said Monday that there are questions about whether “the fiscal situation of the country allows us to fund the work of the lab at the levels it needs.”