ACCESSION NUMBER:353698 FILE ID:POL304 DATE:07/20/94 TITLE:CONGRESSIONAL REPORT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 (07/20/94) TEXT:*94072004.POL CONGRESSIONAL REPORT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 (Space, Intelligence) (380) HOUSE HONORS ASTRONAUTS FOR MOON EXPLORATION MISSIONS The House of Representatives, in a resolution marking the 25th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on July 20, honored the U.S. astronauts who took part in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program to reach and explore the moon. The astronauts who put their lives on the line in that program are "true national heroes," said Representative Ralph Hall, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space. The moon landing, he said on the House floor, "marks one of the greatest achievements in all of human history." In the Senate, Democratic Senator Howell Heflin marked the anniversary of the moon landing by urging the United States to renew its commitment to the space program, and in particular, the international manned space station, which is scheduled to go into operation in 1997. "We must push forward with our space program or risk losing the incredible advances...ahead," Heflin said in a Senate speech. So far the federal government has spent more than $11,000 million on the space station program, and the space agency is asking for an additional $17,500 million to complete the project. Last year the space station program survived being eliminated by a single vote in the House of Representatives. But this year an intense lobbying effort by the Clinton administration and assurances of cooperation from Russia has given the program new life. The House approved funding by a wide margin last month and the Senate is expected to follow suit in the next few weeks. HOUSE APPROVES FISCAL 1995 INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION BILL The House of Representatives by a vote of 410-16 July 20 approved and sent to the Senate a fiscal 1995 intelligence authorization bill maintaining intelligence funding steady at about the reported $28,000 million expended during fiscal 1994. 1oth the overall spending level and authorizations for specific agencies are classified. The House rejected 221-194 an amendment that would have required public disclosure of the aggregate amount requested, but not of the proposed funding levels for the individual agencies. The authorization measure covers the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government intelligence agencies. NNNN .