House of Representatives
The House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces in its markup of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act raises concerns about the state of the U.S. space launch infrastructure.
House appropriators approve NASA spending bill with revised lunar lander and nuclear propulsion language
The House Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill July 15 that leaves intact overall funding for NASA but tweaks language regarding the Human Landing System and nuclear thermal propulsion.
A House appropriations subcommittee advanced a spending bill July 12 that would provide NASA with a small increase over what the administration proposed for fiscal year 2022, but does not address some key areas of concern.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said he expects to see a shift in U.S. military spending away from large satellites to a “more survivable infrastructure” of smaller spacecraft.
Reps. Frank Lucas and Brian Babin, who oversee civil and commercial space, expressed concerns about the administration's push for international regulation of space activities.
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly won his race for the U.S. Senate in Arizona Nov. 3 while two members of Congress involved in space issues lost their bids for reelection.
Rep. Adam Smith: “We remain concerned that COVID relief money isn’t getting to the right people."
Chairman Adam Smith said Space Force leaders so far have not pushed back against Rep. Crenshaw's 'Starfleet' amendment
The chair of the House space subcommittee says NASA has still not convinced her that the agency has a viable plan to return humans to the moon by 2024.
Defense committee says not having a senior civilian acquisition executive for space is a “fundamental problem."
The committee is concerned that the Air Force’s recommendations “risk undermining congressional oversight of major space acquisition programs.”
The $150 million addition is for investments focused on the National Security Space Launch Phase 3 competition.