Fiscal Year 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act Terminations & Reductions, House Appropriations Committee
"NASA, commercial crew and cargo: program phase out 2009 enacted: 113,900 2010 Request: 0"
Keith's note: According to some sources this is not a "cut" to COTS - if you read the top of this chart it says "Terminations & Reductions" and the "0" in 2010 therefore means "zero cuts to the 2010 request."
Shelby holding up NASA stimulus funding, Space Politics
"Space News reports in its print edition this week that Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) is holding up the release of "most if not all" of the $1 billion allocated to NASA in the stimulus bill approved earlier this year. The problem is that NASA is planning to spend $150 million of the $400 million appropriated to exploration for ISS commercial resupply activity, including early work to support commercial crew missions to the station."
"Industry and government leaders will meet on June 18 to explore the promising future of commercial space transportation -- of humans as well as cargo -- in meeting government and private sector needs in low Earth orbit. The special half-day event, "Innovations in Orbit: An Exploration of Commercial Crew and Cargo Transportation," will feature panelists and speakers from NASA, the FAA, and the private sector, discussing a broad array of innovative commercial space transportation concepts. Organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the discussion is free and open to the public, and takes place on Thursday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Capitol Room A, Lobby Level, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001."