Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

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March 4, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson today issued the following statement of congratulations to the International Space Station Program for winning the National Aeronautic Association’s prestigious Collier Trophy.  This award is given annually to recognize the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.

March 3, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson, the Ranking Member of the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, today provided the following testimony before the House Budget Committee supporting the principles of American leadership in human space flight:

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