Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Texas congressional delegation wants 'Stimulus' money for NASA

Stewart M. Powell
Houston Chronicle

Texas' top lawmakers in Congress want President Barack Obama to pony up some of the $787 Billion in economic stimulus money to rescue NASA's manned space program and ensure that astronauts one day will travel beyond the orbiting International Space Station.

Twenty-eight Republican and Democrat members of Texas 34-member delegation, led by Republican Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, delivered their appeal by letter on Monday, days before Obama is expected to hear a White House panel of experts recommend greater spending.

The lawmakers asked Obama to divert $3 billion from the unspent portion of the economic stimulus package that continues to be doled out as part of an economic recovery plan stretching over two years.

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