Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mikulski Pushes for $1Billion More for NASA in 2009

Spaceports reports that Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) has issues a press release in conjunction with her effort to grant an extra $1 billion for NASA's 2009 budget.

“Science at NASA saves lives, saves the planet, and creates jobs for the future, so I am puzzled why the President’s budget flat-funds NASA science this year and for the next five years. With almost no real growth in NASA’s budget, NASA needs more resources to accomplish all of its missions”

We heartily agree, Senator.

Mikulski proposes an amendment to the budget for $1 billion for the purpose of paying for the shuttle accident and return to flight activities. CJS Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Ranking Member of the Science and Space Subcommittee on the Senate Commerce Committee Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) join Mikulski in sponsoring the amendment.

Email, Fax, Call, and Visit your Congressmen to demand that they support this amendment and join the respectable congress members Mikulski, Shelby, and Hutchison.

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