Appropriations Bill

The recently passed Omnibus Appropriations Bill will provide funding for two local labs.

The House and Senate passed the bill that provides funding for government programs through fiscal year 2014.

In the bill, Argonne National Laboratory will get $67 million dollars for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, which will help them develop the next generation of supercomputers.

In addition to, $24.2 million for the second year of the Batteries and Energy Storage Innovation Hub, and $20 million for advanced photon source upgrades.

Fermilab will get $797.5 million for high-energy physics.

As well as $26 million for their neutrino experiment including $10 million within the research budget.

$51 million will be allocated for the HEP construction, and $34 million was included in the science laboratories infrastructure program for Fermilab utility upgrades.

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