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House sets schedule for September committees

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Major policy committees will be first up when the House starts holding committee meetings in September to prepare for the 2018 legislative session, according to a tentative schedule posted online.

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Bill Nelson: NASA reauthorization bill requires feet on Mars

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NASA will be required to commit to putting people on Mars in the latest U.S. Senate NASA reauthorization bill, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday. The Bill, S. 3346, was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday authorizing NASA to spend $19.6 billion budgeted for the agency and setting a few new requirements, including that NASA commit to a human settlement on Mars. That’s NASA’s plan already, though it’ll take 20 years. Nelson, the Orlando Democrat who sponsored the bill, declared…

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