Congress: January 2007 Archives

Sens. Voinovich and Brown Voice Concern Over NASA Glenn Funding Levels

"In anticipation of budget cuts, U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today sent a letter to Senate appropriators urging them to provide the funding needed to enable NASA to fulfill its multi-faceted missions. The bipartisan letter expresses concern over proposed funding levels for NASA and the negative impact these funding levels could have on Cleveland's NASA Glenn Research Center."

Science and Technology Committee Welcomes Members, Announces Subcommittee Chairs

"Today, House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) officially announced the full committee membership, subcommittee chairmen and subcommittees for the 110th Congress. ... Subcommittee on Space & Aeronautics:Chairman Mark Udall (D-CO), Chair. Ranking Member Ken Calvert (R-CA)"

IFPTE Calls for Balanced and Transparent NASA Budget Preserving Science & Aero, Core Technical Capabilities Achievable Within FY06 baseline

IFPTE Letter To House and Senate Democratic Appropriators Regarding NASA FY 2007 Budget

"The Vision for Space Exploration is deeply embedded in the American psyche and cannot be dismissed as a mere political ploy or passing fancy. Administrator Griffin has performed a masterful job of moving this Vision towards reality and deserves high praise for the successes thus far in the Return-to-Flight of the Shuttle and in the Preparation-for- Flight of the new Exploration Vehicles. Although the budgets, schedule, and contracts of the Vision will need to be carefully scrutinized as we move into FY08, Dr. Griffin and NASA have earned the small budgetary increase needed in FY07 to keep the Constellation program moving forward at a reasonable pace and thus to minimize the gap between Shuttle retirement and the first manned launch of NASA's next space vehicle."

NASA workers fight layoffs, seek spaceship aid, Government Executive

"In terms of layoffs, Mikulski said, "I do not want any RIFs [reductions in force] at NASA this year or any other year." NASA officials declined to comment on the budget until it is signed into law. NASA headquarters spokesman David Steitz said, "Regardless of budget deliberations, RIFs are not anticipated."

House Science Committee Begins 110th Congress With New Name, Website And Ambitious Agenda

"The House Rules Package (H.Res. 6) passed today changes the Committee's name from The Committee on Science to The Committee on Science and Technology."

Bart Gordon Profile: New Chair of House Science Panel Takes Extreme Route to Moderation, Science (subscription)

"Within the NASA budget, I suspect that whatever we do, there won't be adequate funds to do everything that NASA has been charged with doing."

Editor's note: Joe Pouliot, Communications Director for the House Science Committee leaving to join the CJR Group as a Vice President. David Goldston, House Science Committee Chief of Staff, is also leaving to teach a course on public policy at Princeton University and will also be writing a regular column for Nature magazine.


All the way to the Moon, Mars and beyond, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Mid County Chronicle

"We are entering an exciting time for our space program. The enactment of the NASA Authorization Act of 2005, which I drafted, allows for the initial testing of the launch systems to replace the space shuttle as the principal means of sending humans and cargo into space."



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