The House Appropriations Committee approved (26-20) a $30.6 billion energy and water funding bill for fiscal year 2012 June 15 that would reduce spending on renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Democrats opposed the bill, which allocates $5.9 billion less than President Obama had requested, and offered amendments to increase energy research funding, maintain the composition of a hydraulic fracturing advisory panel, and clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction; all of the amendments were defeated.