By Andrew Restuccia - 04/05/11 01:21 PM EDT
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) introduced legislation to fund the government for another week while lawmakers work to come to a compromise on a broader spending package in order to avoid a government shutdown. The one-week spending bill would cut $12 billion in discretionary spending while also funding the Defense Department budget through the end of September.
Here's more on the bill.
The bill makes $632 million in cuts from Energy and Water spending.
Here's a summary of those cuts, via Rogers's office:
"The Energy and Water section of the CR cuts a total of $632 million. The legislation includes cuts that were included in both the House and Senate budget proposals, and/or the White House budget requests totaling $287 [million] from nine programs — including $192 million from the Department of Energy’s environmental cleanup programs. In addition, $344 million is rescinded from unspent prior year balances or from programs which have been canceled."