Climate-Change Denier Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA And Science Subcommittee

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According to the Huffington Post, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was named chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, where he will oversee NASA and science programs.

Appointed Jan. 8, Cruz is expected to be confirmed to the new role by the end of the month as one of many changes to the new Republican-controlled Congress.

But the Republican senator’s words and actions during his time in office have painted him to be a far cry from an advocate for the sciences, leaving many concerned about the future of space and science funding.

Cruz’s infamous hours-long speech in September 2013 led to a 16-day government shutdown barring 97 percent of NASA employees from appearing for work. Interns to the agency were temporarily displaced when the NASA-provided housing was closed during the shutdown, and many have said the agency suffered lasting damage due to the freeze.

3 thoughts on “Climate-Change Denier Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA And Science Subcommittee

    1. NASA now has a detailed and interesting website on climate change. It seems clear that NASA thinks that climate change is real.

      That makes it all the more strange that climate-change denier Cruz is heading this subcommittee.

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