January 14, 2015 – Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced the re-launch of the Space Power Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan caucus will focus on educating members and their staff on the important role that space plays in national security. Reps. Lamborn and Schiff will serve as Co-Chairmen of the Space Power Caucus.
“Our national security is at risk in space, for a variety of reasons, and it is vital that Members of Congress understand the importance of space for our nation’s safety, security and prosperity,” said Congressman Lamborn. “The United States must maintain our asymmetric advantage in space and that won’t happen without Congressional support and oversight.”
The Space Power Caucus did not exist in the 113th Congress, but did exist previously under different leadership. Past co-chairmen have included Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) and Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ).
“America’s mastery of the intricacies of space travel has revolutionized our understanding of our place in the universe, but it has also become a vital part of our national security,” said Congressman Schiff. “Space-based platforms are instrumental in alerting us to a variety of conventional and unconventional threats, allowing us to monitor hotspots around the world and to provide crucial intelligence on missile launches and nuclear detonations.”