Status Report

S.Con.Res.95 Passed: NASA excerpt: President’s Vision for Exploration

By SpaceRef Editor
May 20, 2004
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Title: An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2005 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2006 through 2009.

Sponsor:Sen Nickles, Don [OK] (introduced 3/5/2004)      Cosponsors:(none)

Committees:Senate Budget

Latest Conference Report:108-498 (in Congressional Record H3187-3226)

Related Bills:H.CON.RES.393, H.RES.649

Latest Major Action:5/19/2004 Conference report agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 213 (Roll no. 198).

Note: The House Rules Committee has posted the text of the S.Con.Res. 95 conference report (pdf) and joint explanatory statement (pdf).

Conference Agreement

The conferees support the President’s Vision for Exploration and believe the fiscal year 2005 funding for Function 250 should provide sufficient funding to initiate the process. Additionally, the bulk of the requested increase for fiscal year 2005 is for return to flight of the Space Shuttle and continued assembly and operations for the International Space Station. The Conferees hope that these two must-fund requirements will be taken into account during their consideration of the NASA appropriation. The conferees also recognize the importance of the research and education initiatives of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Science Foundation.

SpaceRef staff editor.