Sen. Hutchison Applauds Confirmation of New NASA Administrator Griffin

Press Release From: Sen. Hutchison
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Leader will be in place for May 15 return to flight, Chairman says

WASHINGTON Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space, tonight applauded the confirmation of Dr. Michael D. Griffin as NASA administrator by the full Senate. Sen. Hutchison stressed the need for a quick vote at Dr. Griffin's committee hearing Tuesday so he could be in place as administrator by May 15 when NASA returns to flight.

"I am pleased the Senate confirmed Dr. Griffin to be the next NASA administrator," Sen. Hutchison said. "NASA needs his leadership in place for the countdown to May 15 when America returns to flight. With proper guidance from the top, NASA has a bold and bright future."

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