The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development will mark up the Fiscal Year 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill September 6. The full committee is scheduled to consider the legislation the next day. The $30.6 billion House version of the legislation (H.R. 2354), passed July 15, is $1 billion below current spending levels and $5.9 billion below the president’s request. Senate work on the legislation follows the August 2 cap on the amount of money that can be spent through the annual appropriations process for the next 10 years, including a $359 billion limit on non-defense spending for FY2012. Also on the 7th, the full committee is expected to mark up the FY2012 agriculture appropriations bill as well as the Department of Homeland Security appropriations measure.