Schiff's language would increase ARPA-E funding by $20 million, and would take that funding by reducing Department of Energy (DOE) administration funds by the same amount.
In another voice vote, the House accepted language from Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) to increase the non-defense environmental cleanup fund in the bill by $19 million, paid for by cutting the administrative budget.
The House also rejected three GOP amendments aimed at cutting speeding beyond the cuts already in the bill. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) proposed eliminating the entire renewable energy development program at DOE in order to save $1.5 billion, but his language was turned away in a 115-300 vote — 115 Republicans supported it, more than the 109 Republicans who opposed it.
Another, from Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), would have cut $4.7 million from the renewable energy program and moved it to the deficit reduction account, to reduce a House-approved increase in that account. The House killed this in a 158-256 vote. Broun had another proposal to cut $9.5 million in DOE salaries, and this was defeated by voice.
Other amendments that either failed in a voice vote or were disposed of in other ways were from:
— Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), adding $50 million to solar energy programs and deducting the same amount from the National Nuclear Security Administration. Failed 168-241.
— Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), moving $1 million to the Department of Energy's energy efficiency program from the department's administrative funds. Failed 201-213.
— Scott Peters (D-Calif.), moving $10 million to the renewable energy program and reducing the administration account by the same amount. Failed 191-223.
— Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), increasing the renewable energy program by $15 million and cutting weapons activities. Failed 177-238.
— Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), increasing the renewable energy program by $15.5 million and cutting weapons activities. Failed 174-242.
— Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), increasing the renewable energy fund by $145 million by cutting nuclear and fossil energy programs and weapons activities. Killed in a point of order.
— Mark Takano (D-Calif.), increasing funding for the vehicles technology program under the renewable energy program by $20 million, by reducing weapons activities. Failed 164-252.
— Takano, increasing the renewable energy account by $40 million for weatherization assistance, by reducing weapons activities. Failed 166-250.
— Joe Heck (R-Nev.), cutting funding for maintaining the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site by $25 million. Failed 81-335.
— Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), adding $5 million to the non-defense environmental cleanup fund by taking the same amount from the nuclear energy program. Killed in a point of order.
— G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), reducing fossil energy research and weapons activities by $127 million and increasing the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program. Failed 150-266.
— Bill Foster (D-Ill.), boosting science funding by $500 million and cutting weapons activities. Failed 143-273.