From: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), today approved the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 5503) by a vote of 26-7. The bill was introduced by Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), chairman of the Space Subcommittee, and cosponsored by Chairman Smith along with 17 committee members.
Chairman Smith: "The NASA Authorization Act of 2018 is a crucial step in restoring the greatness of American space exploration. With this bill, we ensure that NASA will focus on its priority missions, effectively leverage private sector partnerships and entrepreneurship, and continue space research that will launch America toward new scientific discoveries and worlds. Chairman Babin's bill redoubles our commitment to U.S. leadership in space for decades to come. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for making this a bipartisan effort with a majority of the Democrats, including the Ranking Members of both the Full Committee and Space Subcommittee, voting in favor of the bill."
Chairman Babin: "H.R. 5503 is forward-looking for NASA and our nation's space program, providing robust funding to the Space Launch System, Orion and the International Space Station. This bipartisan bill ensures that America will continue to lead the world in human space flight, exploration, aeronautics and scientific research. The bill's passage out of committee is an important step forward for American economic competitiveness."
The bill is cosponsored by Chairman Smith, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.), Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas), Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2018, as amended:
The text of the bill can found here.
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