Protecting Scientific Research from the Sequesterby Representative Scott H. Peters
Posted on 2013-02-26
PETERS of California asked and was given permission to address
the House for 1 minute.)
Mr. PETERS of California. Mr. Speaker, last week I visited the Salk
Institute, a cutting-edge biological research facility whose work has
contributed to San Diego's status as the number two life science
cluster in the United States. At Salk, I met Dr. Geoff Wahl, a
professor who leads a groundbreaking cancer research lab, and Bianca
Kennedy, a breast cancer advocate and survivor.
=========================== NOTE =========================== February 26, 2013, on page H650, the following appeared: Mr. HUFFMAN asked and was given Mr. HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, last The online version should be corrected to read: Mr. PETERS of California asked and was given Mr. PETERS of California. Mr. Speaker, last ========================= END NOTE ========================= In fiscal year 2012, San Diego firms received more than $130 million from the National Science Foundation and $850 million from the National Institutes of Health. It's these types of investments that have created hundreds of thousands of jobs and bolstered our economy, contributing also to the quality of life for people around the world.