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Unformatted text preview: on of beginning "the death march for NASA" and has told Bolden he is "out of step with Congress." Shelby described last Thursday's meeting with Bolden as "to the point." "I believe some of us have fundamental disagreements on how the administration wants to go," Shelby said. Shelby has vowed to fight the changes, he said. "I don't call this a bump in the road. It's bigger than that," he said. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 87 Mercury Politics NASA Funding – Popular – House – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) U.S. Representative Sewell supports NASA spending – opposes cuts Roop, Huntsville Time Columnist, 6/10/11 (Lee, “U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, tours Huntsville, promises support for NASA, defense”, The Huntsville Times, http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/06/us_rep_terri_sewell_d-birmingh.html, accessed 6/25/11, EK) HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - One of Alabama's new congressional representatives spelled out in Huntsville Friday an emerging argument for protecting NASA and defense spending from the budget bloodbath looming in Washington. Freshman U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, is the only Democrat in the Alabama delegation to the Republican-led Congress. But she sits on the House committee overseeing NASA, and Mayor Tommy Battle called Sewell "our new best friend" in their joint press conference. "There is no more urgent issue than the debt limit," Sewell said at the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce. "And we know we have to figure out a way to cut spending." But NASA and defense work done in Huntsville "is a critical investment in our future, a strategic investment," Sewell said. Battle said this was the same message he took to New York last week for conversations with the national media. "You can cut spending or raise revenue, taxes," Battle said, "or you can expand the business base. NASA is an investment in the future. We have to sell that technology." Continuing the argument that NASA and defense aren't just spending, Sewell called them a three-part investment in "people, technology, the future." "We have to invest in those," she said. Sewell was in Huntsville for a briefing by Battle's "Second to None" task force, which lobbies for NASA and defense spending in Washington. She sits on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 88 Mercury Politics NASA Funding – Popular – Tea Party Tea Party loyalties don’t extend to space missions – Tea Party politicians support projects that help their communities Fleischauer, Decatur Daily Business Writer, 11 (Eric, Column in The Decatur Daily, 4/17/11, Lexis) AC April 17--THE TEA PARTY -- untainted by power -- was purist in its message before the 2010 federal elections. The tea party promoted not just an end to the politics of pork, but a return to the U.S. Constitution. If that document did n...
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