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Bridenstine Confirmation Moving Ahead (Update)

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
April 16, 2018
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Bridenstine Confirmation Moving Ahead (Update)

Keith’s earlier note: Sources report that the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine to be NASA Administrator is now moving forward in the Senate along with other nominees. A vote could happen soon.
Keith’s update: The floor debate and vote on Bridenstine’s nomination could come as early as this Thursday thus allowing Robert Lightfoot to handover the reigns of NASA to Jim Bridenstine before Lightfoot departs on Friday.

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One response to “Bridenstine Confirmation Moving Ahead (Update)”

  1. Henry Vanderbilt says:

    Three possibilities here: McConnell knows he has the votes. McConnell knows he doesn’t have the votes, but wants to get opponents on record for later electoral-tactical use. McConnell doesn’t know if he has the votes, but is rolling the dice.

    #2 or #3 would be somewhat out of character. McConnell prefers consensus to confrontation, and is not a big gambler.

    The way to bet is, Bridenstine will have the votes, though whether just barely (Rubio comes around, or McCain shows up) or bipartisan (some sort of deal with Democrats) I can’t say.