Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

March 12, 2015

253 Senate Russell Office Building

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a hearing on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. entitled, “Examining the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).” NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., will testify about the agency’s FY 2016 funding request and budget justification.

NASA is our nation’s civilian space and aeronautics research and development agency. On February 2, 2015, the Obama Administration transmitted to Congress its FY 2016 Budget Request. The president’s budget request for FY 2016 is $18.53 billion in funding for NASA. The request represents an increase of $519 million, or 2.9 percent, from the FY 2015 enacted level of $18.01 billion.

Witness:

• The Honorable Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator


Hearing Details:

Thursday, March 12, 2015
9:30 a.m.

Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee hearing entitled, “Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration”

This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements and a live video of the hearing will be available on this page.

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