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NASA's O'Keefe Tangles With Texans

Science  26 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5568, pp. 641
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5568.641a

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When he was deputy of the White House budget office, Sean O'Keefe took a dim view of both the space station and congressional earmarks. But those outspoken opinions are harder to hold when you are a NASA chief dependent on lawmakers for funding your programs. Last week, O'Keefe's views underwent their first close scrutiny when an influential congressman declared his plans for the orbiting facility "timid and anemic."