New Version of Space Leadership Act Would Appoint NASA Administrator for Six, Not Ten, Years -- UPDATE
UPDATE, February 27: Additional differences between the old version and new version of the bill are identified in this update.
ORIGINAL STORY, February 26: A day before a hearing before the House Science, Space and Technology (HSS&T) Committee, a revised version of the Space Leadership Preservation Act has been introduced.
The text of the new bill, H.R. 823, is somewhat different from the version introduced in the last Congress. Key changes are that:
The co-sponsors of the bill, Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) and Frank Wolf (R-VA), will testify before the Space Subcommittee of the HSS&T Committee tomorrow morning at 10:00 to explain what they hope the bill, if passed by the House and Senate and signed into law, would accomplish.
Wolf chairs the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee that funds NASA. Culberson is a member of that subcommittee.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Rep. Wolf's state. He is, of course, from Virginia.
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