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NASA Legislation Embraced by Appropriations Committee Presents Unified Senate Position on Space

Press Release From: Sen. Hutchison
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said the approval of the Commerce, Science, Justice Appropriations legislation by the Senate Appropriations Committee today presents a unified Senate position on NASA and the future of America's human spaceflight programs.

"I am very pleased to see the full Senate Appropriations Committee embrace our bipartisan NASA bill approved last week by the Commerce Committee. Our compromise legislation would preserve our workforce, our creativity, and the national commitment to sending humans to space," said Senator Hutchison. "Today's action by Senate appropriators results in a unified Senate position on the future of NASA and America's human spaceflight programs. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to pass this important legislation, which provides a strong balance between investment in new technology and the continued evolution of the commercial market and a robust mission for NASA."

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