EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503
STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY (THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN COORDINATED BY OMB WITH THE CONCERNED AGENCIES.)
November 4, 1997
H.R. 1702 - Commercial Space Act of 1997
(Sensenbrenner (R) Wisconsin and 12 cosponsors)
The Administration supports passage of H.R. 1702 if it is amended to:
Assure that America's national security, international obligations,
and foreign policies receive proper consideration in issuing licenses for
Land Remote Sensing;
Promote continued educational, scientific, and governmental access
to land remote sensing data; and
Delete provisions which preempt issues currently being resolved in
rulemaking or create concerns regarding program administration.
The amendments necessary to accomplish these objectives have been provided to
the House Science Committee by the Administration.
H.R. 1702 would affect direct spending and receipts; therefore it is subject to
the pay-as-you-go requirements of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of
1990. This Office's preliminary estimate is that the net impact of H.R. 1702
on the deficit would be less than $500,000 per year.