Blackburn, Rubio, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill To Create Space National Guard

February 14, 2024

NASHVILLE, TENN. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Space National Guard Establishment Act of 2024 to establish a Space National Guard.

“The U.S. needs to innovate in order to combat the New Axis of Evil’s increasing aggression,” said Senator Blackburn. “By establishing a Space National Guard, we will be better prepared to take on the challenges from Communist China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea.” 

“Creating a Space National Guard would boost military readiness and efficiency,” said Senator Rubio. “It would also ensure that the Space Force retains needed talent. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this common-sense bill.” 


  • Air National Guard units conducting U.S. Space Force missions are currently housed under the U.S. Air Force.
  • The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 directed a study to determine the next steps for these units, including the potential of creating a Space National Guard.


  • Senators Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) joined as cosponsors.
Full text of the legislation can be found here