House Bill Cites "$20 Billion Wasted on Uncompleted Programs"

Reps. Culberson, Wolf, Posey and Olson introduce the Space Leadership Act

"The last 30 years have been marked by canceled programs due to cost-overruns, mismanagement or abrupt program changes at the start of each new administration. In the past 20 years alone, 27 programs have been cancelled resulting in over $20 billion wasted on uncompleted programs. This legislation establishes a new Board of Directors to provide a quadrennial review of space programs and a vision for space exploration that will set a tone for NASA's endeavors to ensure American preeminence in the space industry."

Texas Republicans cosponsor bill to reform, depoliticize NASA administration, Houston Chronicle

"Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston, said despite his involvement in previous bipartisan successes with NASA legislation, he was not contacted during the drafting of the Space Leadership Preservation Act. "It sounded like they just wanted Republicans on it, they didn't want it to be bipartisan," he said. With Congress breaking for election season after this week and loaded schedule of legislation to deal with before the end of the session, Green said he doubts anything will come of the act and suspects it is largely an election ploy."

Text of "Space Leadership Act" legislation, as introduced

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