Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday commended Alabama's federal delegation for its investigation into Space Command's location while reiterating that Huntsville is the only logical place for the United States Space Force.

Former President Donald Trump picked the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville as the new permanent home for Space Command. The Arsenal has since repeatedly ranked at the top of the list of potential locations for Space Command over its current location in Colorado.

Earlier this month, NBC News reported that two unnamed U.S. officials and one official with the U.S. Department of Defense said Biden has been delaying the decision on Space Command due to Alabama's "restrictive" abortion laws, which went into effect June 24, 2022, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

The report spurred unanimous consternation from Alabama's federal delegation.

In the aftermath, U.S. Reps. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) and Mike Rogers (R-Saks) began spearheading a House Armed Services Committee investigation into what's causing the continued delays in picking a permanent headquarters for U.S. Space Command.

In a Tuesday statement, Ivey praised the federal delegation for the investigation.

"Last week, our bipartisan Alabama delegation brought to light concerning details regarding the permanency of Space Command Headquarters," Ivey said. "On what dimension would we not have a permanent headquarters for a major arm of our national security? There are many questions that must be answered, and I commend Chairman Rogers, Representatives Strong and Sewell, as well as the entire U.S. House Armed Services Committee, for launching this investigation. 

"Alabama – in every way – is staunchly committed to seeing this mission through. And everyone agrees because the facts are undeniable that Redstone should, can and will be home to Space Command Headquarters."

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