Cantwell Statement on Nomination of Former Senator Bill Nelson to be NASA Administrator

March 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Senator Bill Nelson to serve as the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):

“Bill Nelson has long been one of NASA’s strongest and most passionate advocates.  I am confident that he has the expertise and the political acumen to maintain and build upon the nation’s leadership in space in both the public and commercial sectors. I look forward to hearing his vision when he appears before the Committee.”