Posey Battles Senate’s Cuts to NASA Budget
By Matt O'Hern // July 20, 2013
PRIORITIZES MANNED SPLACEFLIGHT
ABOVE VIDEO: At a hearing of the House Science Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee, Congressman Bill Posey questions NASA’s Inspector General about decisions made regarding major changes in U.S. Space policy, on February 28, 2013. Video courtesy of Congressman Posey’s office.
WASHINGTON D.C.– U.S. Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) published the following statement regarding a potential $1.1 billion federal cut to NASA’s budget in 2014.
“Last Congress I opposed the Budget Control Act which forced indiscriminate, across the board cuts. The House bill operates under those numbers while the Senate bill uses phony numbers not based on current law,” Congressman Posey said . “My top priority is human space flight and as this bill moves through the legislative process I will fight to keep human space flight a top priority. It’s still early in the process, but given these challenges we have made human space flight a top priority in our bill, which will help keep America first in space.”
Earlier this week, the Appropriations Committee approved a bill that gives NASA $1.1 Billion less in 2014.