Coalition for Space Exploration Government Affairs Report • Who We Are • Our Mission • 2004 Accomplishments • Focus for 2005 Michelle Robbins Co-Chair, Coalition for Space Exploration 1 February 2005 Government Affairs Group Who we are: • 38 Large & Small Companies • 10 Trade Associations • 2 Aerospace Unions Government Affairs Member List Companies (38): AAI Corp AeroAstro Aerojet Analytics Graphics (AGI) ARES Corp. ATK Ball Aerospace Bechtel Corp Boeing Computer Sciences Corporation Constellation Services Int’l Dynamac EDS Edison Welding Embry Riddle Futron General Dynamics Gulfstream Aerospace Hamilton Sundstrand Harris Corporation Honeywell Jacobs Engineering Kistler Aerospace Lockheed Martin Loral Space & Communications Northrop Grumman Orbital Pratt Whitney Raytheon SAIC Spacehab, Inc. Spectrum Astro SpaceX Swales Aerospace Teledyne Brown Engineering Total Resource Management t-Space United Space Alliance United Technologies Associations (10): AIA AIAA AAS Aerospace States Assoc. California Space Authority EIA Nat’l Institute of Aerospace Space Transportation Assoc. U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Space Foundation Unions (2): UAW IAM Government Affairs Group How we are organized: Co-Chairs: Michelle Robbins (Lockheed Martin) Roselee Roberts (Boeing) Liaisons: Public Affairs - Brian Chase (Space Foundation) NASA Field Centers - Brian Wagner (Boeing) Congressional Meetings - Ed Morris (Orbital) Universities - David Brandt (Lockheed Martin) Entrepreneurial Companies - Jim Muncy (CSI) Science Orgs. - Carol Lane (Ball Aerospace) Government Affairs Group 2004 Activities: • Developed & Circulated Congressional White Papers • Prepared & Distributed House and Senate Letters • Met with White House, NASA, OMB, OSTP, Members of Congress • Hosted House/Senate Staff Luncheons & Receptions • Led Group Meetings with Key Congressional Offices • Widely Circulated Gallup Poll Results on Capitol Hill • Spearheaded Coalition CEO Letter to President Bush Government Affairs Group - 2004 2004 Accomplishments: • Full Funding $16.2B in Senate Budget Resolution • Full Support for Vision in Sen. Authorization Bill • Nearly Full Funding in Senate Appropriations Bill • Victory in Final Appropriation Conference Bill – $16.2B for NASA – Supportive Words on Vision – Flexibility & Latitude for NASA in Implementation of Vision Government Affairs Group Customer Focus • House Science Committee – Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics • Senate Commerce, Science, & Transp. Committee – Subcommittee on Science & Space • House Appropriations Committee – Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Indep. Agencies • Senate Appropriations Committee – Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Indep. Agencies • Company Constituent Members • NASA Field Center Constituent Members • Executive Branch: White House/OSTP/OMB/NASA Government Affairs Group 2005 Focus & Summary • Continue Advocacy for Vision on the Hill with Unified Messages. • Educate New Chairpersons, Members & Staff About Space Exploration. • Coordinate With Public Affairs Group on Timing of Congressional Schedule & Events. • Keep Vision for Space Exploration Sold. Success in Teamwork!