Senate to vote on NASA budget bill

Source: MGN Online
Source: MGN Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAFF) - A Senate subcommittee will vote on a bill that could funnel billions of dollars into NASA's budget.

The Senate version is about $1.4 billion more than the House Committee version of the bill, which was already approved earlier this week.

The budget bill is just one portion of the overarching Commerce, Justice and Science Funding Bill.

A House subcommittee already approved its own version of the NASA budget, which will bring $16.6 billion in 2014.

Thursday, the Senate subcommittee expects to vote on their version, which will have a budget of $18 billion for NASA.

It will include $1.4 billion in funding for the space launch system that is being developed in Huntsville.

Senator Richard Shelby said he will not vote for the bill because it would break a budget limit established by sequestration.

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