The House Appropriations Committee was scheduled Tuesday to vote on the first draft of the 2023 spending bill that funds civilian nuclear weapons programs at the Department of Energy and other agencies.

Nuclear weapons programs at DoEs semiautonomous National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) would receive a little less funding than requested for 2023, under the bill approved last week by the House energy and water development subcommittee.

Year-over year, the bill would raise the NNSAs budget by more than half a billion dollars to about $21 billion, some $180 million below the request.

The committee’s markup was scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington. The committee planned to stream the debate online and was expected to post the detailed report for the bill, which explains the puts and takes proposed for line items, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.