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S.1317: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 17, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013 - Title I : Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 101) Authorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2016 to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for: (1) exploration, (2) space operations, (3) science, (4) aeronautics, (5) space technology, (6) education, (7) cross-agency support programs, (8) construction and environmental compliance and restoration, and (9) the Inspector General.

Title II: Human Space Flight Exploration and Operations - Subtitle A: Exploration - (Sec. 201) Reaffirms that the long-term goal of the human space flight and exploration efforts of NASA shall be to expand permanent human presence beyond low-Earth orbit and to do so, where practical, in a manner involving international partners.

Amends the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 to make it a key objective of the United States to achieve human explo...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 628.
Dec. 10, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 17, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.