Legislative Update: House Approves FY 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill
On July 10, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives approved its fiscal year (FY) 2015 energy and water development appropriations bill, which provides $80.317 million for ARC's nonhighway programs. This amount is level with ARC's FY 2014 funding and includes $10 million to continue a program of high-speed broadband deployment in economically distressed counties in Central Appalachia that have been most negatively impacted by the downturn in the coal industry.
The Senate energy and water development subcommittee approved its FY 2015 appropriations bill on Tuesday, June 17. Action from the full Senate Committee on Appropriations is pending.