May 07, 2021

Members of State Delegation Sign Letter Led by Congressman Joe Neguse, Requesting NASA Funding

Most of the members of the state delegation signed a bipartisan letter led by Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, asking that $60 million be allocated to NASA Space Grant program, a competitive state and federal operation that helps prepare students for STEM careers, to fund the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, a 21-member organization including colleges, universities and nonprofits.

“The NASA Space Grant program is effective in providing talented students in Colorado who are ready to take on some of our most innovative high-tech jobs with an opportunity to learn more about the STEM field,” Neguse said in a statement. “As a federal-state partnership, this program not only addresses national needs but has proven to be very effective at fulfilling state and regional STEM goals.”

In addition to Neguse, the letter's signers included Rep. Diana DeGette, a Denver Democrat, Buck, Lamborn and Crow.

By:  Ernest Luning
Source: Colorado Politics