Wednesday, February 16, 2011

House Majority Votes to Cut Current-Year NASA Budget $300 Million

Florida Today reports that "The House voted today to take $298 million away from NASA and spend it on local policing."

The vote was part of the process to finally appropriate the funds for the Fiscal Year 2011 budget which began on October 1, 2010. The budget law was passed and signed by President Obama, however under the Constitution the Congress must pass separate legislation to actually fund the budget.

The article concludes:

President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill over cuts that he said would “sharply undermine core government functions and investments key to economic growth and job creation."

The Senate and House have until March 4, when a current stopgap sending bill expires, to agree on spending through Sept. 30. Otherwise, the government could shut down.

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