Congress: April 2005 Archives

Editor's note: Senior NASA personnel spent the better part of the day on Capitol Hill doing damage control with regard to NASA's Earth Science programs - and the issues highlighted in Thursday's hearing and the new NAS report.

Experts: Severe Budget Cuts Threaten Vitality of NASA Earth Science Programs, House Science Committee

House Science Committee Democrats Decry Budget Cuts, Lack of Clear Direction in NASA's Earth Science Program

"The bottom line appears to be that NASA's Earth Science program faces the prospect of being marginalized in the coming years as the agency puts its focus on the President's exploration initiative," remarked Ranking Member Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN)."

NASA Earth Science Programs to be Topic of Congressional Hearing, House Science Committee

"NASA proposes to spend about $1.37 billion on Earth science research in fiscal year 2006 (FY06, a cut of about $120 million, or 8 percent, from FY05 (or about $180 million, or 12 percent, below the FY04 request)."

Prepared Statements:

- Rep. Sherwood Boehlert
- Rep. Mark Udall
- Rep. Bart Gordon
- Ray Williamson
- Sean Solomon
- Marcia McNutt
- Timothy Killeen
- Berrien Moore
- Alphonso Diaz

DeLay Thanks NASA for Shuttle Efforts, AP

"NASA's new administrator, Michael Griffin, thanked DeLay for his support of the nation's spaceflight efforts. "Whatever side of the aisle you are on, Tom DeLay has been a tireless friend of the agency," Griffin said."



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