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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 6 items )  

2019 National Book Festival Offers Adventures for Families, Readers of All Ages
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The Library of Congress issued the following news: An exciting lineup of more than 140 authors, poets and illustrators - including nearly 50 who write for children and teens - as well as readings, trivia, costumed characters and interactive exhibits will provide a wide variety of family-friendly activities at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival. The 19th festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at the Washing  more

GAO Denies Protest by Israel Aerospace Industries of Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Israel Aerospace Industries of Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel. According to the GAO, Israel Aerospace Industries "protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. W58RGZ-19-R-0198, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, for helicopter maintenance and overhaul services. IAI alleges that the RFP's terms are unduly restr  more

Rep. Brooks Applauds Marshall Leading Artemis Lunar Lander Development
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Aug. 16 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Friday, in the shadow of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in announcing that Marshall will lead design and development of the Artemis program lunar lander, the vehicle that will transport astronauts from the Moon-orbiting Gateway space station to the Moon's surface. Congressman  more

Rep. Brooks Commends Milton on His Contribution to Hellfire Missile
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record Aug. 16, commending Richard D. Milton on his contribution to the Hellfire missile: I rise today to recognize Mr. Richard D. Milton, a key contributor to the development of the Hellfire missile. In the 1960s, Mr. Milton worked with a team at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) on Redstone Arsenal to find practical uses for la  more

Rep. DesJarlais: NASA Marshall to Lead Artemis Program's Human Lunar Lander Development
HUNTSVILLE, Tennessee, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tennessee, issued the following news release: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce the center's new role leading the agency's Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024. Bridenstine discussed the announcement in front of t  more

Sen. Doug Jones Ranks Among Most Bipartisan Senators
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, issued the following news release: Quorum Analytics has released a new report (https://quorum-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/blog/2019-08-23T101506.964734_2019AugustRecessReport.pdf) ranking Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) among the most bipartisan members of the United States Senate. The report analyzed the bipartisan actions taken by Members of Congress so far in the 116th Congress. Of the bills Senator Jones has cosponsored this year, 47   more