Gardner-Backed Commercial Space Launch Act Passes Senate

August 8, 2015 – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today following the Senate’s passage this week, by unanimous consent, of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act:

“Colorado’s space industry is strong and growing, and the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act contains several key provisions which ensure the continued viability of the commercial space sector. The Act extends the operation of the International Space Station, provides a commonsense regulatory environment for commercial space companies to operate in, and provides suitable oversight of the commercial development of space. That’s why I was an original sponsor of this legislation, and why I fought so hard to get it through the committee process and onto the floor of the Senate for passage.

“I’m absolutely committed to making Colorado a national leader in aerospace. This Act ensures that Colorado companies, already some of the best commercial space ventures in the world, can continue to develop the technology and create the jobs that make us that national leader. I’m glad that the Senate passed this Act, and I look forward to it being signed into law.”