U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) pushed for funding for NASA aeronautics research programs like those that support Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Research Center this week, sending formal letters to Chairman Jose Serrano and Ranking Member Robert Aderholt of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science.
“Our country is on the cutting edge of aeronautics research worldwide, and a large part of that research happens at home in Northeast Ohio at NASA Glenn Research Center. It is critical that we continue to support our innovators and researchers to keep our economy strong and ensure the United States maintains its position as the leader in aviation,” said Rep. Gonzalez.
In a letter signed by 39 bipartisan members of Congress, Rep. Gonzalez advocates for the top-line funding level of $790 million for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). The program is an essential component in developing and advancing the aeronautics economy in Ohio and nationally, with civil aviation contributing over 5% to the GDP and supporting 10 million American jobs. NASA Glenn alone employs more than 3,000 scientists, engineers and technicians in Northeast Ohio.
Additionally, a letter authored by all four co-chairs of the NASA Caucus, Reps. Gonzalez, Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Kendra Horn (D-OK) and Bill Posey (R-FL) highlights the revolutionary work NASA continues to put forth in science and space exploration.
“Over the last 60 years, NASA has inspired and changed the world… With robust funding, the United States can continue to lead the world in improving our understanding of air transportation, the solar system and the galaxies that lie beyond,” the letter states.
Click here to read the letter requesting $790 million for NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) funding.
Click here to read the NASA Caucus co-chairs’ letter on NASA funding.