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Smith Spins NASA Funding

Rep. Lamar Smith said that, after national security agencies, “NASA received the most favorable budget request from the Trump administration.” True, but President Donald Trump’s 2018 proposal would still cut NASA’s budget by about 3 percent compared with the agency’s enacted budget for 2017.

Smith, the chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, made his claim during a hearing on planetary missions. He said the president’s proposed budget would allow NASA to undertake “a

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