Congress: June 2007 Archives

Senators Hutchison, Landrieu, Mikulski and Shelby Pledge to Introduce NASA Funding Amendment

"Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics and Related Sciences and Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Richard Shelby (R-AL) today pledged to introduce an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2008 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill to provide $1 billion in additional funding for NASA when the bill reaches the Senate floor."

Technical Societies Call for Increase to NASA Budget, AIAA

"In a letter, the group asked Congress to support an increase to NASAs FY08 budget of $1.4 billion for aerospace research and technology. The budget is currently under review on Capitol Hill."

Senate subcommittees approve 2008 funds for Energy, Justice, Federal Times

"Senate subcommittees today approved a $32.3 billion spending bill for the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and the Energy Department, and a $54.6 billion spending bill for agencies including the Justice and Commerce departments and NASA. ... Unlike the House bill, the Senate version does not include language blocking NASA from pursuing exploration of Mars."

Kranz on the Gap

Missing out on outer space, Gene Kranz, op ed, The Hill

"Our nation now faces a similar gap in manned space flight if our political and congressional leaders dont act soon. In 2010, after completing the assembly of the space station and restoring the Hubble space telescope to many more years of scientific achievement, the shuttle fleet will stand down, initiating a more than four-year hiatus in U.S. human access to space."

Subcommittee Passes FY08 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill

"In NASA, we have provided an increase of $290 million above the President's request to restore cuts made by the Administration in the science, aeronautics and education portfolios. The committee also provides funding in a new account structure to add clarity to the budget. The new accounts are: science, aeronautics, exploration, education, cross-agency support programs, space operations, and the inspector general."

Editor's note: Rep. Brad Miller is having all sorts of fun questioning witnesses about possible conflict of influence, improper appearances, etc. with regard to NASA OIG Cobb. You know, I just love it when members of Congress try and impugn people simply on the basis of appearance of impropriety - yet no one would ever think that taking large amounts of money from large corporate donors would ever, affect anything that the recipient of all that cash would ever do ....

Committees Who Gave To This Candidate (Brad Miller), ( from: Brad Miller for US Congress), FEC

Hearing: Oversight Review of the Investigation of the NASA Inspector General

Editor's note: A live webcast link should appear here on this Senate Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics and Related Sciences page close to the start of the hearing. If you go to the House Science & Technology website there is a live hearing link in the upper right hand corner of this page. You can also go here and click on the audio feed for SR-253. Unlike all other hearings where NASA personnel testify, NASA TV will apparently not be carrying this hearing live. I wonder why - since they now have 4 TV channels to chose from.

NASA IG Prepared Hearing Statement and Additional Exhibits Now Online, earlier post

Editor's note: Even though the NASA IG's prepared statement and back up materials have been online at NASA for nearly 48 hours, neither the House Science and Technology Committee or the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics and Related Sciences have even bothered to link to it on their respective websites.



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