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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

EM News Flash May 24, 2017: Sue Cange Testifies on EM's Fiscal 2018 Budget Request

DOE Office of Environmental Management

EM News Flash | May 24, 2017

Acting Assistant Secretary Sue Cange Testifies on EM’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request to Congressional Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange testified today on EM’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. In her testimony, Cange provided an overview of the EM program, key achievements in the past year and planned accomplishments to be achieved with EM’s request of approximately $6.5 billion, which marks EM’s largest budget request in a decade. 
   “I am honored to be here today representing the over 20,000 men and women that carry out the Office of Environmental Management mission. Our request will enable us to continue to make progress with our mission and to realize a significant set of accomplishments across the EM program. We are committed to achieving our mission and will continue to apply innovative environmental cleanup strategies to complete work safely and efficiently, thereby demonstrating value to the American taxpayers. All of this work will, first and foremost, be done safely, within a framework of best business practices,” Cange says in her testimony. 
   EM rolled out the budget request on Tuesday. The request provides the resources necessary to continue making safe, steady and significant progress in tackling the environmental legacy of decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. Read Cange’s written statement before the subcommittee here.
   Watch today's hearing here

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