Baby steps towards fiscal restraint in Washington

Recently, the House Appropriations Committee in Congress voted to slash funding for the proposed Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility at Los Alamos. This project is one that we have criticized in the past as costs have spiraled out of control as the project has moved forward in the design stages — let alone construction.

The actual savings are small and yes, there may be some minimal impact on New Mexico’s economy, but the time for fiscal restraint is now. Hopefully Congress will continue cutting!