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North Alabama has a proud tradition supporting our nation's space program.  Today, we're one of the nation's leading manufacturing centers for the rockets that NASA will use for years to come as well as Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

As the Ranking Member on the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, one of my primary responsibilities will be to work with my colleagues determining funding for NASA and particularly the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

I'm very proud of the history of Marshall and will fight to ensure that it receives the funding necessary for it to continue its important work.  As NASA retires the space shuttle, rockets such as the Ares I that are managed by Marshall will become increasingly important.

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December 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) released the following statement in regard to funding for NASA and the Space Launch System program, which is funded at a total budget figure of $22.6 billion, an increase of $1.1 billion above the FY 2019 level.


“Today is a significant day for Marshall Space Flight Center’s continued leadership in our nation’s focus on space.  There are four main ways that this bill is important: