Ranking Member of the Space Subcommittee, Donna F. Edwards (D-MD), introduced H.R. 2616, the NASA Authorization Act of 2013. H.R. 2616 reauthorizes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for three years, beginning FY 2014 with an authorization level of $18.10 billion and increases at about 2 percent a year to a level of $18.87 billion by FY 2016. Full Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) is an original cosponsor of the bill, along with Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL); Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR); Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA); Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY); Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL); Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA); Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA); Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA); Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX); and Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL).
“NASA is critical to the Nation and its economic strength. This Authorization bill is a vitally important opportunity to set the policy direction and authorize the funding needed to ensure America’s global leadership in space” said Congresswoman Edwards. She added, “Unfortunately, in the past few years, NASA has been asked to do more despite being provided with fewer resources. This is intolerable as NASA is the Nation’s crown jewel for spurring innovation, highly-skilled and good paying jobs, and inspiring the next generation of scientists. This fiscally responsible bill puts NASA back on track to greatness and provides flexibility in how the agency is to implement engineering and scientific details.”
To read more about provisions the bill includes, please click here.
Rep. Edwards was once again a guest on ABC’s Sunday morning news program, “This Week with George Stephanopolous”. Rep. Edwards took part in a roundtable discussion on issues including recent Supreme Court decisions and immigration. Other guests on the panel included Peggy Noonan, Matthew Dowd, and Terry Moran.
To watch, please click here to watch the segment on the Supreme Court, and here to watch the segment about immigration reform.
Come cheer on Rep. Edwards and other women Members of Congress as they take on women of the press in the 5th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game. Proceeds from the game go to benefit the Young Survival Coalition.
Wednesday, June 26th
7:00pm start time.
Location: Watkins Recreation Center
For more information and to donate, please visit their website here.
On June 29th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watkins Regional Park (301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20774), please join me and others as we celebrate and wish Congresswoman Edwards a happy 55th birthday.
I know the Congresswoman would be thrilled to see and hear from friends and supporters from across the 4th Congressional District.
Also, please send her a Happy Birthday wish by leaving a message in the comments section below.
Donna continues to fight everyday for the progressive values that we share and care so much about. From the beginning, she has been an outspoken advocate on behalf of healthcare reform, woman’s rights,transportation and infrastructure investments, and working families just to name a few. I am so grateful she is in the House of Representatives fighting for us. Let’s take this opportunity to share what her hard work means to us by leaving her a birthday message below and coming out to Watkins Regional Park on June 29th.
P.S. If you would be interested in volunteering to help at Watkins Regional Park on June 29th, please email Adrienne Christian at email@example.com. As we first started this journey back in 2008, it would be a pleasure to hear from and see you again over the next few weeks.
Since coming to office, Rep. Edwards has been a staunch advocate on behalf of working families in Maryland’s 4th Congressional District and across the nation. In recognition, Rep. Edwards was honored recently at an event hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO.
President of the Metropolitan Washington Council, Jocyln N. Williams, welcomes Rep. Edwards and offers introductory remarks.
On Monday, June 3, Rep. Edwards attended the announcement event in Largo of who Anthony Brown selected to be his running mate. After she spoke, Brown officially announced that Ken Ulman, County Executive of Howard County, will join the ticket as Lieutenant Governor.
Rep. Edwards endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to be the next governor of Maryland at his recent announcement at Prince George’s Community College.
“As an Army Colonel serving in Iraq and later as our Lt. Governor, Anthony Brown has stood up for the people of Maryland every step of the way,” said Congresswoman Donna Edwards. “As our next Governor, I know he will work tirelessly to continue leading efforts to grow the economy and ensure health care access for all in order to make Maryland better for more Marylanders.”
To read more, please click here.
As part of Rep. Edwards’ appearance on The Colbert Report’s “Better Know A District”, Rep. Edwards and Stephen Colbert go head-to-head in this web exclusive video. The loser of this football challenge sent a donation to the winner’s chosen charity.
To see who won, click here.
On May 7, Rep. Edwards appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” for “The Better Know A District” segment. Rep. Edwards and Stephen Colbert discussed a wide range of topics.
Click below to watch the segment.
Better Know A District – Rep. Donna Edwards
From the Washington Afro:
Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards says her staff has taken a 2 percent pay cut to avoid anyone being furloughed as a result of government-wide spending cuts, and she’ll donate an equivalent part of her salary to charity.
The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/YAxw0n) the Democrat made the announcement Thursday. She says her donations will go to domestic violence charities that serve Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.
To view the entire article, please click here.