NASA Statement on Nomination for Agency Deputy Administrator

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Donald Trump of James Morhard to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator:

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“Today, the President announced his intent to nominate James Morhard as Deputy Administrator of NASA.

“Morhard is the United States Senate Deputy Sergeant at Arms. Prior to this, he was the Staff Director of the Senate Appropriations Committee. During his tenure there, he ran the Senate Commerce, Justice, State subcommittee that included all NOAA programs, and the Military Construction subcommittee where public/private partnerships were first used for military housing.

“This administration is committed to American leadership in space, and I look forward to working with Mr. Morhard upon his confirmation”

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