Statement of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space, on the nomination of Dr. Michael D. Griffin to be NASA Administrator:

“I am pleased to support the nomination of Dr. Michael Griffin for NASA Administrator. I spoke with Dr. Griffin today about working together to reauthorize NASA this year and implement our vision for NASA’s future.

“I am pleased President Bush is sending us a nominee with a strong technical background. I look forward to his confirmation hearing and, hopefully, having a smooth nomination process through our committee. NASA, with guidance from the right administrator, has a bold and bright future.”