CSF: House Should Immediately Pass Senate Version of NASA Funding Bill

CSF PRESS RELEASE

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation strongly supports Senate bill S.3729, the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, which has been approved unanimously by the Senate.  The Commercial Spaceflight Federation urges that the House vote to pass the Senate bill immediately, before the new fiscal year begins on October 1.

Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Bretton Alexander said, “With the new fiscal year about to begin, space industry businesses and individual space workers can’t afford more months of ongoing uncertainty – they need to know what future to plan for.  A protracted stalemate over the NASA authorization bill would likely cause continued layoffs and would make it more difficult for commercial companies to ramp up hiring.  We cannot afford to delay the creation of new jobs, and the Senate bill, which we support, could be on the President’s desk before the end of the week.  The only way to avoid months of limbo for NASA is for a prompt resolution by Congress before the new fiscal year begins, and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation urges a speedy resolution to this process.”