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NASA CFO Commentary On FY 2020 Budget Negotiations

12 Nov 2021, 19:44 UTC
NASA CFO Commentary On FY 2020 Budget Negotiations
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NASA CFO statement on FY22 budget negotiations

"Please see the attached fact sheet from OMB underscoring the importance of Congress reaching an agreement on FY 2022 appropriations, and avoiding the continuation of 2021 funding levels under a full-year continuing resolution (CR). Outlined are some of the consequences that a CR would have on NASA, including impacts on the Artemis program and climate change initiatives.

Below is a statement from NASA CFO Margaret Vo Schaus regarding an agreement on full-year 2022 appropriations:

NASA's priorities are ambitious: addressing the global climate crisis, landing the first woman and person of color on the Moon, exploring the farthest reaches of our universe, and advancing sustainable U.S. aviation - just to name a few. It's critical that Congress come to a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on FY22 funding. A full-year continuing resolution would impair NASA's ability to accomplish our goals, leaving the agency without the funding needed to achieve our important goals on behalf of the nation.

And a selection from the attached document:

Support the space program. The President's Budget and the House and Senate appropriations bills provide the funds needed to keep NASA's program of lunar exploration on track. Extending current funding levels would ...

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