Jim Bridenstine

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, speaks in Tulsa, Okla. President Donald Trump’s choice to head NASA faces a contentious Senate confirmation over his past comments dismissive of global warming as a man-made problem. Trump has Bridenstine to oversee the space agency, a job that often goes to astronauts or scientists. If confirmed, Bridenstine would be the first member of Congress to lead the agency during its nearly 60-year existence. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
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