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Government Documents on Space Policy: Congressional

Government Documents on Space Policy


Congressional Sources

The U.S. Congress is responsible for funding federal space programs and conducting
oversight on the performance of these programs.  It also approves new legislation  and  revises  existing space policy legislation. Congressional committees issue publications on space policy.  Examples includ

Congressional Record (1873-present)  Also available via ProQuest Congressional Serial Set
Government Accountability Office Reports
Office of Technology Assessment Reports (1973-1995)(Courtesy:  Federation of American Scientists)
Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress 1774-Present

House Appropriations Committee.   HERE for selected Hathitrust full text Documents

House Oversight & Government Reform CommitteeHERE  and HERE for selected Hathitrust full text documents.

House Science Committee (Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) is a member of this committee).  HERE for selected Hathitrust full text documents.

Compilation of Space Law, U.S. and International Space Law, Documents and Agreements (2019)

Senate Appropriations Committee.   (Rep. Mike Braun (R-IN) is a member of this committee.) HERE for selected Hathitrust full text documents.  Appropriations committees are excellent sources for project expenditure information

Senate Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee (1959-1974)

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee (Senator Todd Young (R-IN) is a member of this committee.  HERE for selected Hathitrust fulltext documents.

Congressional Budget Office
Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress reports)

Space Weather:  An Overview of  Policy and Select U.S. Government Roles and Responsibilities (March 29, 2022 CRS report)

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