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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) visited the White House today where he welcomed President Trump's signing of the ‎National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Transition Authorization Act‎(S. 442), a bill Rubio and six other senators introduced in February. ‎The new law will provide stability for NASA to sustain and build upon existing national space investments designed to advance space exploration and science.

"This law will promote innovation, support NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion programs, improve collaboration between the agency and commercial space sector, and benefit thousands of workers across Florida, particularly at Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center," said Rubio. "Florida continues to play a leading role in our nation's space program, and I was proud to stand by President Trump's side as he signed our bill into law." ‎

Video of the bill signing can be watched here, and a downloadable broadcast quality version is available for TV stations here.

Following his visit to Florida’s Space Coast in August, Rubio and others initially introduced this bill in September 2016.