Led by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a bipartisan group of Senators has introduced the Space National Guard Establishment Act.

Currently about 1,000 Guard members are working on space issues but are part of the Air National Guard, according to The Hill.

“Creating a Space Force National Guard would also save money and ensure a smoother process in the event we need to activate personnel,” Feinstein said. “Not establishing a Space National Guard was a mistake when Space Force was created, and this bill will remedy that.”

Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) has introduced similar legislation in the House.

Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer