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The Space Leadership Act To Be Announced

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On Thursday, Representatives John Culberson (TX-07), Frank Wolf (VA-10), Bill Posey (FL-15) and Pete Olson (TX-22) will announce the Space Leadership Act, a bill that seeks to ensure America’s preeminence in space leadership by creating long-term stability in the nation’s space program. The Space Leadership Act is focused on enacting important management reforms to build a more stable and more accountable space program. One of the key goals is to make NASA whipsaw less to the political winds than has been the case in the last 3 years.

Some will claim that this is just another shot at space policy. Unlike some previous space policy efforts where Congress was kept in the dark, the ideas behind the Leadership Act came about from members of Congress, who want to see a stronger, rather than weaker, space agency, and The National Academies Space Studies Board during the course of several hearings.Information

When:

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 1:30pm ET

Where:

      House Triangle

 

      United States Capitol

 

    (Located in the grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol’s East Front)

Who:

      Rep. John Culberson (TX-07) Member, Commerce, Justice Science Subcommittee

 

      Rep. Frank Wolf (VA-10) Chairman of the Commerce, Justice Science Subcommittee

 

      Rep. Bill Posey (FL-15) Representative of Cape Canaveral, Florida

 

      Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) Representative of Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX

 

    Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21) Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee

CONTACT:

      DeeAnn Thigpen (Culberson) 202-230-7662

 

      George Cecala (Posey) 202-225-3671

 

    Melissa Kelly (Olson) 202-225-5951

3 comments to The Space Leadership Act To Be Announced

  • Michael Schaub

    With no one but Republicans presenting this bill, what chance does it have?

  • Louis Varricchio, M.Sc.

    Thank you for being bold and proposing this important bill. America’s leadership in space should not be left to the whims of politicians. We need more bipartisan support in this effort.

  • Joe R.

    A Democrat from the Houston area in the House has joined the sponsorship (can’t remember his name). I like this bill!