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Sen. Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA

Via UPI:
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been made the chair for the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, which oversees NASA. Cruz said in 2013 it is "critical" the United States show continued leadership in space exploration and development. However, his opinion on climate change, which NASA is heavily involved in studying, has been a skeptical one. "The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming," Cruz told CNN in 2014. "Contrary to all the theories that – that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn't happened," he said. Cruz is also a politician who believes in reducing government spending, so it is unclear how he will view NASA's budget.
In other scary climate change news, Sen. Marco Rubio will chair the subcommittee that oversees NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Tipped by JMG reader Paul)

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