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Ask Rep. Adam Schiff About Planetary Science

Posted by Casey Dreier

05-03-2013 18:53 CST

Topics: Space Policy, FY2014 NASA Budget

Rep. Adam Schiff is holding an online town hall on Wednesday, March 6th at 2:30pm PST. If you live in his district (CA-28) it is a great time to ask about the status of Planetary Science funding.

Rep. Schiff is a staunch supporter of planetary science, and has worked hard to get it funded properly. But it's always good to remind him that his constituents care about this topic.

From his newsletter, here's how you can participate (you can send in questions anytime before the starting point).

How to Participate on Facebook

Ask a question on my Facebook page any time on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and I will try to get to as many as possible. You can login to my Facebook page here.

How to Participate on Twitter

Tweet at my Twitter account (@RepAdamSchiff) and use the hashtag #AskAdam anytime on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and I will try to get to as many questions as possible.

Just as a reminder, NASA's Planetary Science division is facing a 21% cut in the President's proposed 2013 budget. The House appropriations committee restored a substantial fraction of that cut last year, but no budget has yet been passed by Congress. The federal government is currently funded under a "continuing resolution" which continues the funding levels from 2012.

The House just recently proposed a new continuing resolution for the remainder of 2013, which modifies some NASA spending for SLS and Commercial Crew, but does not change anything for Planetary Science.

If you tweet or send a Facebook message to Adam Schiff and get a response, let me know about it at casey.dreier@planetary.org

 
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