Space abhors a vacuum.
As the US loses our own access to space later in the year and has abandoned plans for human moon and mars missions, the rest of the world is eager to fill the vacuum.
India's human spaceflight program recieved a funding increase of more than a third.
We wish India well in space, but as America retreats, we will lose our technological leadership, jobs and investments to those who have the will to become the leaders in space.
As other nations understand, space is a national priority. Congress must exempt NASA from across the board cuts, and to follow the examples set by India, China and others by increasing our investment in our future.