NASA chief gives funding warning, Huntsville Times
"NASA Administrator Mike Griffin said Monday that the space agency will not grow unless Congress restores its funding to earlier levels. Speaking to a group from North Alabama during its annual Washington trip, Griffin said NASA could lose $3.4 billion during the next five years if cuts made in 2007 are not restored. ... "I've made the pledge that Marshall won't lose any work, but Marshall can't have more unless some other centers have less," he said. "Unless Congress chooses to allocate significantly more money, NASA can't grow. And, if NASA can't grow, the centers can't grow."