Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to begin a 13-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 6:21 a.m. EDT on April 5 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery’s launch date for the STS-131 mission was announced Friday at the conclusion of a flight readiness review at Kennedy. During the meeting, [...]
March 26, 2010
March 25, 2010
Congressman Culberson joined his Texas House colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama expressing concern for his proposal to cancel NASA’s Constellation program. The letter states that cancelling the program in which Americans have invested $9 billion endangers America’s leadership in human space flight. In addition, the letter points out that economic consequences of [...]
March 21, 2010
The House will soon vote on H.R. 4872, the Senate-passed health care bill. H.R. 4872 increases taxes by $569.2 billion over ten years, which will harm small businesses and middle-class families in the middle of an economic downturn. The Senate bill also employs a trick by implementing 10 years of tax increases and cuts to Medicare in order to pay for just 6 years of benefits.
March 19, 2010
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget for NASA was soundly rejected by Congress. As a result, Rep. Culberson joined a bi-partisan group of House Members to call on NASA Administrator Bolden to go back to the drawing board. The letter, signed by 15 House Members, urges Administrator Bolden to assemble a team to review how [...]
March 18, 2010
The Democrats’ health care bill vastly expands the responsibilities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and strengthens the heavy hand of the IRS in dealing with taxpayers.