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13-H1446 on Apr 9, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: REAL Space Act
Source: H.R.1446
Congressional Summary: Reasserting American Leadership in Space Act (REAL Space Act): Congress finds the following:
  • NASA's top priority in human space flight is to develop a sustained human presence on the Moon, as a stepping stone for the future exploration of Mars and other destinations.
  • A sustained human presence on the Moon will allow astronauts and researchers the opportunity to leverage new technologies in addressing the challenges of sustaining life on another celestial body.
  • Space is the world's ultimate high ground, returning to the Moon and reinvigorating our human space flight program is a matter of national security.
  • China and Russia have declared their intentions of colonizing the Moon.
  • NASA shall plan to return to the Moon by 2022 and develop a sustained human presence on the Moon.

Sponsor's argument for bill: Rep. John Culberson: It is critical for NASA to have a bold vision for space exploration, one that the President has failed to provide. Johnson Space Center would flourish with a declared mission to return to the Moon by 2022.

Opponent's argument against bill: Space.com: While NASA's proposed budget for 2014 unveiled this week reaffirms t


  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: Sponsored sustained human presence on Moon, instead of Asteroids
  • Headline 2: Sustained human presence on Moon, instead of Asteroids

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-H1446

Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratApr 9, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-H1446

Robert Aderholt s1oAlabama RepublicanApr 9, 2013
Rob Bishop s1oUtah RepublicanApr 9, 2013
Kevin Cramer s1oNorth Dakota RepublicanApr 23, 2013
John Culberson s1oTexas RepublicanApr 9, 2013
Michael McCaul s1oTexas RepublicanApr 23, 2013
Pete Olson s1oTexas RepublicanApr 9, 2013
Ted Poe s1oTexas RepublicanApr 9, 2013
Bill Posey s2pFlorida RepublicanApr 9, 2013
Steve Stockman s1oTexas Republican (Senate run 2014)Apr 9, 2013
Frank Wolf s1oVirginia Republican (retiring 2014)Apr 9, 2013



Independents participating in 13-H1446



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0


















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