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Stockman introduces Keep NASA Open Act to shield Agency from shutdown

Press Release From: U.S. House of Representatives
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Congressman Steve Stockman Wednesday joined Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) to introduce the Keep NASA Open Act.  The bill would guarantee NASA functions would continue to be funded should an agreement to fund the government not be reached soon.

"I've been working since Day One not only to  keep NASA funded but restore the billions we have seen cut," said Stockman. "The Senate may have killed our bills to keep NASA open but this stand-alone bill would protect NASA from this shutdown and put folks back to work."

"Many members of Congress know firsthand how important NASA is to our economy and scientific progress.  I hope this bill is passed and signed into law as quickly as possible," said Stockman.

Stockman also opposed Obama's proposal for sequestration of NASA funding. Stockman proposed an alternative to sequester that would fully restore NASA funds.

Stockman is also working to overturn Obama's closure of JSC's arc-jet facility, restore manned space flight, increase NASA's budget, extend use of the International Space Station to at least 2028, restore Mars missions and expand planetary probes.

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