"National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - NASA is funded at $18.5 billion in the bill, $519 million above the 2015 enacted level."
Keith's note: The bill passed out of the House Appropriations subcommittee to the full committee yesterday with ease. No date yet announced for further action. But, as you can see below, there was a lot of silliness at this mark-up. Many of the members wasted everyone's time spinning yarns about all those good times being a member of Congress. One member went off about "sea lions eating all of the salmon and getting fat" back home. NASA used to have to go up against the Veterans Administration in this subcommittee for funds. Now it has to compete with salmon.
Rogers: said he's sorry that #NASA does not have a goal that would galvanize the nation. I do not see the sparkle & sizzle I'd like to see.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) May 14, 2015
#NASA used to have to compete with Veterans Administration for money in this subcommittee. Now it has to compete with Salmon.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) May 14, 2015