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WASHINGTON U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) – vice chair and chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science – introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate May 3, 2024, as National Space Day. This resolution recognizes the significant impact the space and aerospace community has and will continue to have on the United States.

“Space innovation and exploration has grown exponentially in recent years as a result of the hard work and determination of aerospace leaders, researchers and developers,” said Sen. Moran. “National Space Day recognizes the individuals and communities within the aerospace industry who have made contributions to space exploration and helped grow the United States’ leadership in space. I appreciate the leadership of the Space Foundation and the Aerospace Corporation for working together with Congress to inspire the next generation of astronauts, scientists and engineers, and recognize the storied history of aerospace excellence and leadership in the United States.”

“I’m proud to join Senator Moran on this bipartisan resolution to recognize May 3rd as National Space Day,” said Sen. Shaheen. “When Americans first set foot on the moon, it captured the imagination of a generation. In the decades since, NASA and the aerospace industry have continued to push boundaries and inspire new generations to look up and dream big. As I’ve visited STEM programs in schools, aftercare programs and camps across New Hampshire, I’m confident in the future and the work we are doing to expand STEM opportunities to kids of all backgrounds.”

U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) introduced a companion resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The resolution can be found here

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined his Senate colleagues to address the Biden administration’s American energy restrictions while foreign adversaries like Iran continue to produce and export oil around the world."

“We earn a living in Kansas, and we produce lots of energy from lots of sources,” said Sen. Moran. “That energy creates jobs, helps families and makes life better for Kansans. Energy is a significant component of our country’s future. It matters economically and for our national security.”

“It is a terrible decision by the administration to pause on the export of liquified natural gas,” continued Sen. Moran. “Our allies and friends need the resources that the United States can provide. We should be the energy leader of the world.”

“Iran is the largest exporter of terrorism in the world, and they afford to be that by producing and selling oil,” said Sen. Moran. “Congress has passed law after law to impose sanctions on Iran. The administration announced more sanctions on Iran, but the reality is this administration fails to support the sanctions that are already in place. We have put bipartisan sanctions in place time and time again and yet, since the Biden administration took office, Iran oil exports have increased at alarming rates. Iranian oil production is at a five-year high. Iran sells 90 percent of its oil to China at discounted rates – freeing up money for China to seek their aggression in the South China Sea and around the world.”

“It is time for us to be and remain the producer of our own energy sources and protect and serve our allies and most importantly, not reward our enemies,” concluded Sen. Moran.

Click HERE to Watch Sen. Moran’s Statement