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Should Congress Increase NASA Funding?

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These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.Answers by Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader and Congressman (R-CA), U.S. House of Representatives, on Quora.Q: Do you agree that Obama's SCOTUS nominee should not be considered until after the elections?A: The Constitution gives the President the power to nominate a judge to the Supreme Court when there is a vacancy. The Constitution also gives the U.S. Senate the advice and consent power over that nominee. I agree with Senator McConnell's decision that, so close to a national election, this decision should be left to the people.
Q: Who is the Representative from the other side of the aisle that you have the best working relationship with?A: I'd say Steny Hoyer. While we don't often see eye-to-eye on the issues, at the end of each week you'll find us debating one-on-one on the House Floor over the issues to be considered by Congress. We've been doing this since I first became Majority Leader in 2014.
Q: Will the Congress increase NASA funding?A: Like so many other Americans, I've been inspired by spaceflight since I was a child. I'm lucky enough to represent a community proud of its many aerospace milestones; from breaking the sound barrier to the first manned commercial spaceflight. Edwards Air Force Base and Mojave Air and Space Port are both in the district I represent -- NASA has always played a critical role in America's exploration of the final frontier. Commercial spaceflight will advance with a strong partnership with NASA.
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