Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

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March 2, 2010 Op-Ed

Reversing decline in space exploration

By Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) - 03/01/10 06:50 PM ET

In responding to the competitive global economy, China and India don’t hesitate to encourage their top students to pursue science and math careers.

February 25, 2010 Press Release

Washington D.C. - Today in a hearing of the House Science and Technology Committee featuring National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Charles Bolden, Members on both sides of the aisle voiced serious concerns about the shift in direction the Obama Administration has proposed for human space flight in the fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget request.

February 25, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson today questioned Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the nominee for Coast Guard Commandant and his stated goals for the department.  Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp has been nominated to head up the Coast Guard.  An internal memo he drafted outlines his vision for the department and drew questions from Members of Congress including Olson.

February 24, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson, the Ranking Member of the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, today questioned Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology on the 2011 budget proposal for NASA and human space flight.  Olson issued the following statement after the hearing:

February 22, 2010 Press Release

Today, Houston area Congressmen Pete Olson, Kevin Brady, John Culberson, Michael McCaul, and Ted Poe issued the following statement challenging Speaker Pelosi’s visit to the Port of Houston to tout stimulus jobs: 

February 4, 2010 Op-Ed

Abandoning human space flight is shortsighted
By Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) - 02/04/10 03:05 PM ET

January 28, 2010 Press Release

 Rep. Pete Olson tonight issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s first State of the Union address:

January 27, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson today issued the following statement in response to recent reports on the President’s upcoming NASA budget and the future of the Constellation program:

January 22, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson today issued the following statement in support of the 37th annual March for Life: