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Reps. Peters, Lance Launch Congressional Life Science Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (D, CA-52) and Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) launched the Congressional Life Science Caucus.

“The life sciences are driving innovative breakthroughs that are saving lives and changing the face of medicine in our country,” said Congressman Peters. “In San Diego our life-sciences sector is a hub for high-quality job creation, helping to grow the region’s economy and drawing talented individuals from across the country and the world to our communities. Washington, D.C., is not the kind of atmosphere that generates tomorrow’s solutions, and it is my hope that we can use this caucus to bring experts from across the country to D.C. as we work to make informed public policy decisions.”

“Biocom commends Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) on co-founding the Congressional Life Science Caucus. The group will serve as a forum dedicated to discussing and educating fellow Members on issues relevant to the life sciences, such as funding biomedical research, supporting scientists and small life science companies, protecting innovation from infringement, and promoting STEM education,” said Joe Panetta, President and CEO of Biocom.

“California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) commends Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) on the creation of the Congressional Life Sciences Caucus, which will help strengthen the dialogue in Congress over the issues affecting the life sciences sector,” said Sara Radcliffe, President & CEO, California Life Sciences Association (CLSA). “With 2,700 companies employing nearly 300,000 people all across the state, California’s life sciences community is an increasingly important driver of our economy and - most important - the source of promising innovations for patients and consumers around the world. We look forward to working with the Caucus under the leadership of Rep. Peters and Rep. Lance to inform policymakers about the exciting contributions of America’s world-leading life sciences innovation ecosystem.”