Every member of Congress from Colorado asked President Joe Biden‘s administration Tuesday to reconsider moving U.S. Space Command headquarters from Colorado Springs to Alabama.
Just two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the agency’s headquarters would move to Huntsville, Alabama, drawing bipartisan rebukes here. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, members of Congress and business interests in the state had worked to convince the outgoing Trump administration that Colorado was best.
“This move undermines our ability to respond to the threats in space and is disruptive to the current mission,” the nine members — six Democrats and three Republicans — wrote in a letter Tuesday. “Additionally, significant evidence exists that the process was neither fair nor impartial and that President Trump’s political considerations influenced the final decision.”
Colorado was considered the front-runner to be the permanent home of U.S. Space Command, and the Jan. 13 decision surprised many. Last week, the Colorado Economic Development Commission set aside $30,000 in additional marketing dollars with the goal of reversing the federal government’s decision.
“In view of the effects on national security and the irregularities of the selection process, we request you pause all actions related to moving U.S. Space Command and immediately review the manner in which the Trump administration conducted this process,” Colorado’s members of Congress wrote.
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