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Unformatted text preview: to help develop its space program.” Wolf hates the plan – 2011 spending act proves Bruno, Deputy Managing Editor, 5-9-11 (Michael, “China Watch” Aviation Week & Space Technology, Lexis, Accessed June 27, 2011, EJONES) The White House plans to deal with U.S.-China relations—and how it spends taxpayer funds dealing with them—on a «case-by-case basis» in the wake of a congressional ban on spending to advance space cooperation with China. Presidential Science Adviser John Holdren tells the House panel funding his office that it will abide by the ban, but to a degree «consistent with my responsibilities to execute the president's constitutional authority . . . to conduct negotiations.» Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), chairman of the relevant House Appropriations subcommittee, inserted language in the fiscal 2011 spending act prohibiting NASA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from using appropriated funds on anything that would promote space cooperation with China, including hosting official visitors at NASA facilities. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 206 Mercury Politics Internal Link – House – GOP – Wolf Has Clout Congress backs Wolf – Wolf Clause proves Robertson, Epoch Times Staff Writer, 5/15/11 (Matthew studied at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. “Wolf’s Clause Imperils (Some of) Administration’s China Plans”, http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/bill-keeps-nasa-technology-out-of-china-57689.html., The Epoch Times is able to provide well-sourced stories through the original reporting done by the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times, pg 1, accessed: 6/27/11 [added by (R) Frank Wolf –VA]) TJL Cooperation with China on human space flight, would, according to Richard Fisher, an analyst and author on the Chinese military, “In essence … constitute a free transfer of technology.” The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) leads China’s space efforts, and there is no real difference between China’s military and civil space programs, experts say. Wolf thus asserts, “There is no reason to believe that the PLA’s space program will be any more benign than the PLA’s recent military posture.” His clause to combat this cooperative venture and others like it was passed as part of the budget negotiations, and is valid until Sept. 30. The item will have to stand on its own merits in new legislation to be introduced into the House. Though the area of acute concern was human space flight cooperation, Wolf made the language cover OSTP as well “to send a signal to the White House and NASA” that “this is unacceptable,” according to Wolf’s staffer. “To engage China increasingly in bilateral areas is not appropriate until we see some changes in China,” the staffer added. The administration and Congress have locked horns on the issue already, and they may do so again. Wolf has clout – prefer our issue specific evidence DiMascio, Aviation Week & Space Tech...
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