House Passes HR 1: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

January 29, 2009 at 11:32 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The House of Representatives has passed HR 1: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which includes appropriations for NASA in Section C:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

science

For an additional amount for `Science’, $400,000,000, of which not less than $250,000,000 shall be solely for accelerating the development of the tier 1 set of Earth science climate research missions recommended by the National Academies Decadal Survey.

aeronautics

For an additional amount for `Aeronautics’, $150,000,000.

cross agency support programs

For an additional amount for `Cross Agency Support Programs’, for necessary expenses for restoration and mitigation of National Aeronautics and Space Administration owned infrastructure and facilities related to the consequences of hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters occurring during 2008 for which the President declared a major disaster under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974, $50,000,000.

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