When the latest budget came down the track, it included a major cut in funding for the energy department. Specifically, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory had it funding cut, resulting in the layoff of about 30 people.
Well, a miracle has occurred. Just hours prior to the president's visit to push his latest dead end idea, the administration has suddenly found the funds so the announced layoffs won't happen.
That is until everyone has forgotten the visit, thne it is an even money bet if the money will still be available, or of the layoffs will again be announced.
This is just about a photo op, not a real desire to properlly fund needed research.