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Obama Asks Congress to Shift $100M from NASA for Job Initiatives

Obama Asks Congress to Shift $100M from NASA for Job Initiatives
U.S. President Barack Obama speaking at NASA Kennedy Space Center. (Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

WASHINGTON — NASA stands to lose $100 million under an

The money, a small part of the roughly $19 billion NASA

"This request would fund an initiative to develop a plan to

In April, Obama pledged $40 million to NASA's largely

Under Obama's newly revised spending

NASA spokesman Michael Cabbage said in a June 18 statement

"Our workforce is incredibly talented and dedicated,

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SpaceNews Staff Writer

Amy Klamper is a space reporter and former staff writer for the space industry news publication SpaceNews. From 2004 to 2010, Amy covered U.S. space policy, NASA and space industry professionals for SpaceNews. Her stories included profiles on major players in the space industry, space policy work in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as national policy set by the White House.