Article: Senate Passes Commercial Space Bill
NASA does a lot of things well. However, it has become a sclerotic mess: over-regulated, pork-barrelled, and with a bad case of mission creep. Its core "space" mission is doing well with awesome work like the missions to the various planets and the various space telescopes.
Further, its reputation has been damaged by association with some of the more hysterical global warming activists who have hijacked the climate data.
It has also lost the sense of adventure and derring do it had during the 1960's