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30 Apr 2015

Today’s markup of the NASA Authorization Act for 2016 and 2017 by the full House Science, Space and Technology Committee lasted about two and one-half hours, including a recess for voting on the House floor and lunch.  When it was done committee members voted strictly along party lines to approve the bill, H.R. 2039.

 
29 Apr 2015

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will meet tomorrow morning to mark-up a bill reauthorizing NASA for FY 2016 and FY 2017.  While not providing the actual budget for the agency, the legislation would, if enacted, guide NASA’s programs and set funding limits.

 
17 Apr 2015

Yesterday afternoon the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee met to review the FY 2016 budget request for NASA.  The hearing was friendly and low-key, with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden as the only witness to discuss the $18,529.1 million request, up $518.9 million or 2.8 percent over the current budget. 

 
12 Mar 2015

NASA has always enjoyed strong and bipartisan support from House and Senate appropriators.  That support increased this year when Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) assumed the chairmanship of the House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee.  Culberson replaces Frank Wolf (R-VA) who retired at the end of the last session of Congress.

 
11 Feb 2015

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel submitted the 2014 annual report to Congress on January 28.  Established in 1968, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel is charged with evaluating NASA’s safety and performance.  Included in the report is information gathered from the Panel’s quarterly public meetings, direct observation of NASA operations, and discussions with NASA management, employees and contractors.   The annual report also examines NASA’s compliance wit

 
5 Feb 2015

The Obama Administration has requested $18,529.1 million for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for FY 2016.  This is an increase of $518.9 million or 2.8 percent.  The budget includes $620 million in funding for the James Webb Space Telescope on track for launch in 2018 and $1,243.8 million for the commercial spaceflight exploration program.  Funding for the development of the Orion Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle, Space Launch System, and Exploration Ground Systems and support for space technologies is also included in the Administration’s budget request.  

 
10 Dec 2014

Congress is nearing completion of the FY 2015 appropriations cycle.  The House and Senate are scheduled to complete action on a $1.1trillion bill providing funding through September 30, 2015 for all departments and agencies with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security that will be funded through early 2015.

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