Restoring Human Spaceflight Funding

Kosmas and Posey Urge House Committee to Restore Human Spaceflight Funding

"Today, Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) and Congressman Bill Posey (FL-15) sent a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging their colleagues to restore critical funding for NASA's human spaceflight program. On Thursday, the Appropriations Committee's Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) Subcommittee released their draft FY 2010 funding bill, which provides only $3.3 billion for exploration, nearly $700 million less than the President's request. "With so many jobs at risk, we should be working to minimize the gap, not cutting funding for human spaceflight," said Congresswoman Kosmas. "I appreciate the desire to wait for recommendations from the Augustine Panel, but cutting funds in the meantime sends the wrong message and increases the risk of losing a professional workforce that may not be easily reassembled for future programs. Restoring funding and preserving jobs is a bipartisan, economic issue, and I am proud to work with Congressman Posey to express the urgency of the situation to the Appropriations Committee."

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