The House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY14 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill June 26. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) offered an amendment to increase funding for renewable energy and reliability projects from $982 million to $2.8 billion; that amendment failed. An amendment to restore ARPA-E funding offered by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) also failed. The next day, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version of the measure.