The system of checks & balances of our government means that the Senate can spend most of the time debating and voting on things that the President will just veto.
Then the President gets to go watch cartoons. He likes Metalocalypse.
For example, in the gaint domestic programs budget is expected to get a veto. Right in the face.
However, it does show support for NASA and the desire to give them more money so they can waste it on space things.
Yahoo News: Senate votes to add $1B to NASA budget