H.R. 823: Space Leadership Preservation Act of 2013

Feb 26, 2013
Referred to Committee
3% chance of being enacted
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John Culberson
Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district
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Feb 26, 2013
13 pages
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H.R. 6491 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 26, 2013
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12% chance of getting past committee.
3% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To preserve American space leadership, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (5R, 1D) (show)

House Science, Space, and Technology


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Library of Congress Summary

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Space Leadership Preservation Act of 2013 - Establishes a six-year term of office for the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Prohibits the Deputy Administrator from acting for, and exercising the powers of, the Administrator for a period exceeding 45 days. Requires the Associate Administrator, after such a 45 day period, to exercise the powers of the Administrator until a new Administrator is appointed and confirmed by the Senate.
Establishes a Board of Directors for NASA.
Sets forth Board membership and appointment criteria. Allows the President to appoint the Administrator and Deputy Administrator from among a list of nominees provided by the Board.
Requires the Board to provide: (1) NASA's proposed annual budget; (2) annual reports on spaceflight infrastructure, unique space capabilities, and the workforce necessary to maintain such infrastructure and capabilities; (3) reports on specific policy matters; and (4) quadrennial reviews of current space programs and a vision for future space exploration.
Authorizes the Administrator to enter into contracts for rocket propulsion systems and manned and unmanned space transportation vehicles and payloads.

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