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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Mo Brooks on Retirement of NASA's Robert Lightfoot

March 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Following the retirement announcement of NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement:

“For years, NASA has benefited from Robert Lightfoot’s leadership, both at Marshall Space Flight Center and at NASA headquarters. Robert has been integral in achieving NASA’s numerous missions, and I commend him for his many years of dedicated service to America.

“As Vice-Chair of the Space Subcommittee on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I look forward to working closely with President Trump’s nominee to lead the agency. The Senate has now failed to act on President Trump’s nominee for 193 days and counting—far longer than the 45 days it typically takes to confirm a NASA administrator. Prior to this Administration, the longest NASA had endured without a Senate confirmed administrator was 80 days. The Senate should swiftly confirm President Trump’s nominee for the sake of NASA’s mission success and its employees.”