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Hanford budget released


September 19, 2018

Last Wednesday Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) along with Senate and House colleagues released the Hanford Fiscal Year 2019 Budget numbers. The agreed-upon package allocates $865 million to the Richland Operations Office which is a $207 million increase over the President’s Budget. Additionally, the Office of River Protection received $1.573 billion, which is a $173 million increase over the Administration’s FY 2019 request. The FY 2019 Budget makes clear that both the Senate and House agreed that the President’s Budget was not sufficient to meet the needs of Hanford.

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