December 20, 2019 — In approving a sweeping Fiscal Year 2020 federal spending bill, Congress included $14 million in continued funding for the REMADE Institute, a Department of Energy manufacturing research center located at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York. This funding brings the total of DOE funding for REMADE to $70 million, the original amount authorized by Congress. RIT is a client of The National Group
government relations firm, Washington, D.C.
REMADE Institute is a large nationwide consortium of research universities, manufacturing companies, and federal labs, led by RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The Golisano Institute is nationally and internationally recognized for its leading research expertise in remanufacturing, advanced manufacturing and life-cycle sustainment of systems.
The National Group coordinated Capitol Hill lobbying to include the final $14 million for REMADE in the FY 2020 DOE Appropriations bill, in opposition to the Trump Administration’s recommendation to zero-out the program. Working with the House and Senate New York Congressional Delegations, The National Group assisted in the successful effort to convince the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include the $14 million in the DOE spending bill. The President signed the larger spending package, including the DOE spending bill, into law today.