On July 8, the House began debate on a $30.6 billion the 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 2354), and amendments to be offered to the legislation beginning July 11. The bill would fund the DoE with $24.7 billion, 19 percent below President Obama's request of $30.68 billion and 3 percent below the current fiscal year level of nearly $25.6 billion. Reps. Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Charles Bass (R-NH) are expected to offer an amendment that would restore funding for the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program, State Energy Program, and Building Technologies Program, to FY2011 levels. The amendment would increase weatherization funding from to $174.3 million from $33 million, State Energy Program funding to $50 million from $25 million, and Building Technologies Program funding to $210.5 million from $150 million. The bill would fund DoE’s EERE at $1.3 billion, a reduction from the current fiscal year spending of $1.79 billion and nearly 60% below Obama's request of $3.2 billion, but some amendments filed by Republicans, like that of Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), would reduce funding further. On July 7, McClintock filed filed several amendments, one that would zero out funding for DoE's EERE office, Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program, Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, and the Office of Science.