Senate Hearing on the Impact of the Government Shutdown


Senate Hearing.

On October 11, 2013, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing entitled, "The Impacts of the Government Shutdown on Our Economic Security" that dealt primarily with the impact on NASA, aviation and other science-related agencies.

Invited witnesses were:

The Honorable Deborah A.P. Hersman
Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board

The Honorable Marion C. Blakey
President & Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association

Dr. Alan I. Leshner
Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Executive Publisher, Science

Captain Keith Colburn
Alaska fisherman
Owner and Operator, F/V Wizard

Ms. Rachel Weintraub
Legislative Director and Senior Counsel, Consumer Federation of America

The event was webcast live and is in the public domain. Thanks to @SpaceKSCBlog for posting this on YouTube.

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