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Senator Vitter wants a roadmap for dev. Think he mentioned 2016 to be ready?
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Boxer seems happy also. Seems her amendment was accepted. Said tech funding has been increased.
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Heh -- Senator Boxer hints that she'll be working on amendment(s) to the bill on the floor.  (And also that she wants to work on the language for commercial dev, too.)
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Can't see her name, but another Senator says she will be talking with some people who want a little bit more done with the commercial element. Some concerns about the lanuage over the workforce. Overall congratulations.
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Senator Vitter wants a roadmap for dev. Think he mentioned 2016 to be ready?
That's what I heard.  Everybody seems to be onboard on this bill.

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So the amendements were accepted as modified?

We'll probably have to read the finalised bill to know that.  Anyone know where (if?) they might be published on the 'Net?
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Can't see her name, but another Senator says she will be talking with some people who want a little bit more done with the commercial element. Some concerns about the lanuage over the workforce. Overall congratulations.
That's Senator Boxer.

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"It's not a perfect bill, some say it didn't go far enough, but it does provide HLV in a shorter timeframe. Continues shuttle with STS-135. Allows for the extreemly talented workforce to stay in place longer."

Still concerned about the Florida workforce. But overall happy.
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So the amendements were accepted as modified?

We'll probably have to read the finalised bill to know that.  Anyone know where (if?) they might be published on the 'Net?
Wouldn't be surprised if one of the news organizations covering this posts it soon, but it will eventually be available on the Library of Congress site (a.k.a., 'Thomas'):
http://thomas.loc.gov/

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Senator Warner wants to speak on the bill, but is not there right now.
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Wow, very curious to see what the actual mark-up language/amendment(s) are (or what they become in the final bill).  Very exciting though!

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Talking about S. 3304, Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act now.
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Wow, very curious to see what the actual mark-up language/amendment(s) are (or what they become in the final bill).  Very exciting though!

Senator Warner was reported as wanting the following amendment:

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., wants to spend $500 million on commercial crew development in 2011 an increase over earlier drafts of the bill by taking money from the new heavy-lift rocket and launch system. He will introduce an amendment to that effect today.

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Isn't that the fella that ran for president on right now?

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Wow, very curious to see what the actual mark-up language/amendment(s) are (or what they become in the final bill).  Very exciting though!

Senator Warner was reported as wanting the following amendment:

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., wants to spend $500 million on commercial crew development in 2011 an increase over earlier drafts of the bill by taking money from the new heavy-lift rocket and launch system. He will introduce an amendment to that effect today.

The amendement were accepted as modified. So who knows if it's been modified. Although I wouldn't be surprised if it had been accepted as is.
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Hmmm...parsing what Senator Warner says, it sounds like the top line number(s) may have been increased a little bit.  Guess we'll find out, but going to be a question of whether those numbers survive on the appropriations side.
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Senator Warner's arrived.

"I want to highlight two things, as an advocate of commercial space. Wanted the funding levels to move up from the draft. Very important good faith effort. Was going to withdraw his two ammendments, but it's already passed.

"I feel very strongly we need to upgrade the infrastructure at all our space sites, such as Wallops etc.

"Appreciates Nelson and Hutchison on hearing his concerns about commercial space."

Seems happy with things.
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Wow, very curious to see what the actual mark-up language/amendment(s) are (or what they become in the final bill).  Very exciting though!

Senator Warner was reported as wanting the following amendment:

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., wants to spend $500 million on commercial crew development in 2011 an increase over earlier drafts of the bill by taking money from the new heavy-lift rocket and launch system. He will introduce an amendment to that effect today.

The amendement were accepted as modified. So who knows if it's been modified. Although I wouldn't be surprised if it had been accepted as is.

$500M moved from heavy-lift to commercial would be a big change.  Perhaps they split the difference.

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Senator Hutchison:

"I want to make sure we recognise the staff that worked so hard on the bill. Amazing work. (names and then)... Jeff Bingham who knows this issue more than anyone in this capital." :)
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