7:22 PM EDT

Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ 11th

Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. I thank the gentleman from Georgia for engaging this opportunity to call attention to the strong support this bill provides for the Office of Naval Reactors, which I am proud to say reflects bipartisan priorities.

7:22 PM EDT

Jack Kingston, R-GA 1st

Mr. KINGSTON. I thank the gentleman.

And I want to point out that the Ohio replacement nuclear reactor development program was identified specifically by line item within the Naval Reactor Section and allocated a full $121.3 million specifically for the SSBN(X) reactor program. This was done to ensure that the program be fully funded to the requirement amount without delay for FY 2012.

I want to just get assurance of the support of the committee for this program, and I yield to the gentleman regarding the committee's position on it.

7:23 PM EDT

Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ 11th

Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. I would like to join with my friends in support of this program. In doing so, we will be providing 100 percent clarification to this body and all agencies. The SSBN(X) development programs within Naval Reactors and the Department of Energy, along with associated programs directly related to the Ohio replacement program, are indeed fully funded to their requirement within this legislation.

These funds have been allocated for a specified purpose: the development of a nuclear reactor prototype and all associated programs.

7:24 PM EDT

Jack Kingston, R-GA 1st

Mr. KINGSTON. Reclaiming my time, I thank the chairman for that.

Just to be abundantly sure, in order to ensure that there's no confusion within the Department of Energy and Naval Reactors, is it true that the prototype development for this new and complicated reactor system is fully funded to the required request?

7:24 PM EDT

Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ 11th

Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Yes. The level for Naval Reactors includes $121.3 million to develop a new reactor design for the Ohio replacement and $99.5 million to refuel a prototype reactor in upstate New York that is associated with the development of the Ohio replacement.

7:24 PM EDT

Jack Kingston, R-GA 1st

Mr. KINGSTON. I thank the gentleman.

Then I am hearing that the subcommittee has fulfilled the body's intent to ensure all funding lines related to the SSBN(X) Ohio replacement nuclear program are allocated to the required amount.

I thank the gentleman for his support and for Mr. Culberson's support and Mr. Dicks' support.