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Ask OCE — February 8, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 4


Representative Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Science, expressed concern with President Bush’s proposed 2007 budget for science programs at NASA.

While saying he was “elated” by the President’s proposal for overall spending on science research and education in fiscal year 2007, Boehlert questioned some of NASA’s funding priorities, “particularly the slowed growth for NASA’s space and earth science programs.”

“We have to be sure that we are not demonstrating that science is a ‘crown jewel’ of NASA by seeing how much we can get for it at the pawnshop,” he said in a February 6 press release. “I believe the most important planet in the Universe is the one we live on.”

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