Congressman Ralph Abraham Pitching Louisiana for Trump’s Space Force Headquarters
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is urging President Donald Trump to consider Louisiana for the headquarters of President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force.
The congressman wrote a letter to the president, suggesting that Louisiana is an "ideal location" because of its strong existing relationships with the military and NASA.
The Republican Abraham, who is running for governor, says Space Force would "fit perfectly" at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City.
He also noted that NASA's existing Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans has built components for the nation's space program for decades.
If Space Force came to fruition, it would be the first new military service since 1947.
However, Congress must first authorize the new service. Critics have questioned the need to create a separate Space Force.
The Pentagon proposes the program to start in 2020.
Read Rep. Abraham's letter to the President here.