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"The Hammer" and Space

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
April 24, 2005

DeLay’s Grab for NASA, The Nation

“Then in February, the Republican leadership reorganized the House Appropriations Committee. Authority for NASA was yanked from the subcommittee on veterans and housing and handed to the subcommittee in charge of the State and Justice departments. This was a promotion for NASA. It was also seen on Capitol Hill as an act of revenge. The reorganization plan, said David Obey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, was “simply payback.”

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