“The life sciences are driving innovative breakthroughs that are saving lives and changing the face of medicine in our country,” said Peters. “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.”
On Capital Hill, a caucus of like-minded legislators can help draft legislation focused on specific issues or industries that Congress as a whole does not follow.
“California Life Sciences Association commends Reps. Scott Peters and Leonard Lance 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 of the association.
Peters represents the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego, including the La Jolla area where many new biotech companies are located. Lance represents a district in New Jersey that is home to many pharmaceutical companies.
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