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H.R.2616: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Donna Edwards, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 16 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 8, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2016 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Authorizes NASA and NASA-related programs, activities and reports, including those with regard to human exploration, the Space Launch System and the Orion multipurpose crew vehicle, space radiation, the International Space Station (ISS), commercial crew transportation, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, radioisotope thermoelectric generators, land imaging remote sensing data, aeronautics research, project and program reserves, NASA education programs, astronaut occupational health care, and near-Earth objects.

Establishes a space technology program.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Space.
July 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.