Text: H.Con.Res.124 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. CON. RES. 124

Expressing the sense of the Congress that President Obama’s delays in implementing a clear mission for the American space program represent a clear threat to American exceptionalism.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 15, 2012

Mr. Hultgren (for himself, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Yoder, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Wolf, Mr. West, Mr. Culberson, Mrs. Adams, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Posey, Mr. Poe of Texas, and Mr. Olson) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the Congress that President Obama’s delays in implementing a clear mission for the American space program represent a clear threat to American exceptionalism.

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that—

(1) the United States has a proud legacy of Human Space flight, including the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions, and the 30-year history of the Space Shuttle;

(2) President Obama’s repeated delays in implementing a clear mission for the American space program is creating unnecessary job losses and hardship across the country;

(3) President Obama’s repeated delays in implementing a clear mission for the American space program is rapidly eroding our critical aerospace industrial base, which will lead directly to a precarious situation for our national security;

(4) the Space Launch System and Orion Crew Capsule were authorized on October 11, 2010, however, President Obama’s repeated delays in implementing a clear mission for the American space program is forcing us to cede our competitive edge in United States space flight capability to Russia and China; and

(5) these collective developments present a direct threat to American exceptionalism and are actively undermining our global leadership as a Nation.