Bill Posey Named to House Science, Space Committee


U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, who has been part of a push to make NASA more independent by having the top administrator appointed for 10-year missions, has been appointed to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

The committee has jurisdiction over NASA, space exploration, aerospace, energy research and development, and marine research.

In September, Posey joined a group of congressmen, including Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who chairs the committee, in trying to advance the NASA management proposal that is hoped to reduce influence from the president’s Office of Management and Budget and allow for more long-term planning.

"Space Coast residents will continue to have a strong advocate in Congress for human space flight, space exploration and technological innovation," Posey, a one-time NASA employee, stated in a release.

"I'm looking forward to working with incoming Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), ranking member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and all the members of the House Science Committee to ensure America remains the world's leader in space and scientific discovery."

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