Author Topic: Senate Commerce Committee Executive and Congress Version - July 15 onwards  (Read 552552 times)

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Webcast coverage starting; not getting any sound yet.
« Last Edit: 07/15/2010 02:06 pm by psloss »

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No sound here either. A bit of a farce. Seeing what I can pick up on captions.

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Seems to be in close-caption mode.

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Got sound on refresh.

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Woo, we have sound and we've not missed anything :)

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Got sound on refresh.
Got it without, too.

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Sen Hutchison says it's a very special day and will make a motion at the end.

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"We began (the process) more than four months ago to tackle the balance between commercial and a robust mission. The president's plan would have ended the US dominance in space, and ended ISS' future, and manned space flight.

"We are charting a different course. Many people thought we would never be able to do it. But we have. We can close big gaps between members and the admin.

"I am deeply greatful to Sen Nelson for his leadership. (Mentions other senators). But Sen Nelson, I thought we could work together for the benefit of NASA and the workforce. I fully support this bill.

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Senator Hutchison praising Senator Nelson and Chairman Rockefeller. Nice to see bipartisan support for space again.

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Hutchinson also gives props to Obama for commercial crew to LEO.

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"We address Commercial vehicles in a measured way. We protect our nation in the event commercial providers face challenges, by starting work on a HLV IMMEDIATELY and a crew capsule.

"By starting work IMMEDIATELY we'll have an exploration vehicle, on an agressive schedule.

"We add STS-135 next summer."

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"We're doing the right thing for America"

Sen Rockefeller praise for the cooperation.

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In Senator Hutchison's motion, sounds like all the amendments were modified in some form or another.

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Voice vote; the ayes have it.

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Senator Nelson:

"I just simply want to say thank you to everybody. We have reached consensus, even with the White House (wow!?). We will be marking up next week."

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So the amendements were accepted as modified?

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Senator Nelson:

Praise for staffers, including Jeff Bingham - for doing the hard work :)

Short statement.

Senator Vitter also very happy: "This is a very strong bi-partisan product. Rather than re-inventing the wheel, this incorporates shuttle technology and Orion."

(So SD HLV?)
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So the amendements were accepted as modified?
Sounds like it, but I haven't seen any drafts; we may only see the version of the bill voted out of committee.

Senator Nelson:

"I just simply want to say thank you to everybody. We have reached consensus, even with the White House (wow!?). We will be marking up next week."
The markup hearing he refers to is with the appropriations subcommittee:
http://appropriations.senate.gov/sc-commerce.cfm
« Last Edit: 07/15/2010 02:23 pm by psloss »

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Nelson also thanked Senator Shelby.

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