Navigation Links
Representatives Betty McCollum (MN) and Steven LaTourette (OH) to Receive USGS Coalition Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by USGS Coalition:

What:  USGS Coalition Congressional Reception Honoring Representatives McCollum and LaTourette
When:  Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building

In honor of their long-term support for the scientific programs and personnel of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Steven LaTourette (R-OH) will be presented with the USGS Coalition's Leadership Award. The award will be presented during the Coalition's annual reception on 12 September from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building's Rayburn Foyer. During the reception USGS scientists and their collaborative partners will discuss the vital work the agency conducts in the biological, geographical, geological, and hydrological sciences.

"We are pleased to recognize Representatives LaTourette and McCollum for their sustained efforts to champion the scientific programs of the United States Geological Survey. Their leadership in Congress has helped increase awareness of the USGS," stated Dr. Robert Gropp, chair of the USGS Coalition and director of public policy at the American Institute of Biological Sciences. "Representatives McCollum and LaTourette clearly understand that USGS research in biology, geology, water and geography provides the American people with vitally important information every day. USGS research and information contribute to economic growth, improve the public health and safety, and enhance our ability to wisely manage our natural resources."

Congressman LaTourette is serving his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives and represents Northeast Ohio's 14th Congressional District. He serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for the USGS and other Department of Interior programs. As a member of the subcommittee, LaTourette plays an important role in ensuring that the USGS has the resources it needs to provide the department and the nation with the scientific information required to make informed decisions. He emphasizes effective use of tax dollars in the management of these natural and cultural resources with a keen understanding that these resources also enhance economic development.

"I'm flattered by the award. I truly believe the only way we can protect our country's greatest natural resources is to understand them better. It's one of the reasons I'm such a huge fan of the USGS work and have been a proud supporter of it for these past 18 years in Congress," states Congressman LaTourette. 

Representative McCollum is serving her sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 4th District. In 2000, Congresswoman McCollum made history as the second Minnesota woman elected to serve in Congress since statehood in 1858. She serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for the USGS. Her strong support of USGS science to manage natural resources and improve clean energy technologies emphasizes her commitment to environmental stewardship and global economic competitiveness.

Representative McCollum attests, "It is an honor to be recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey Coalition for the work we do together to wisely manage America's natural resources so that we can improve public health and grow our economy. Communities and businesses across our country rely on the scientific information USGS provides to make informed decisions. I will continue working with my Republican and Democratic colleagues in Congress to ensure USGS has the resources it needs to serve the American people."

The USGS Coalition is an alliance of over 70 organizations united by a commitment to the continued vitality of the United States Geological Survey and its ability to provide critical data and services to the nation. The Coalition supports increased federal investment in USGS programs that underpin responsible natural resource stewardship, improve resilience to natural and human-induced hazards, and contribute to the long-term health, security, and prosperity of the nation.

Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Plaintiff Sales Representatives and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Resolve Class Action Wage and Hour Claims
2. Ceres Expands Board of Directors with former BP Chief Scientist and Undersecretary of Energy Steven Koonin
3. Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst to Welcome Cambridge University Researchers
4. Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Opens With Exciting Year Ahead
5. Lifeline Biotechnologies Receives Patent for Methods to Collect and Analyze Breast Thermal Data to Determine Suspect Conditions
6. Northwest Bio Receives Regulatory Approval To Proceed With Its Phase III Trial In The UK
7. Three Hertz Foundation Fellows Receive Presidential Honors; Leaders in Applied Physical, Biological and Engineering Sciences
8. Rosetta Genomics Receives 2012 North American Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan
9. Perrigo Receives FDA Approval And Commences Launch Of Morphine Sulfate 100ml/5% Oral Solution
10. OncoSec Receives ISO 13485 Quality Management System Certification
11. Neuralstem Receives Notice Of Issuance For Patent Covering Human Neural Cell Transplantation For Neurodegenerative Conditions
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:  AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the ... the Toronto Stock Exchange, confirms that as of the ... developments that would cause the recent movements in the ... --> About Aeterna Zentaris Inc. ... Aeterna Zentaris is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged in ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), led by its Executive ... Multirotor Grand Prix, to represent the First–Person View (FPV) racing community. , FPV racing ... this type of racing and several new model aviation pilots have joined the community ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris ... today that the remaining 11,000 post-share consolidation (or ... Warrants (the "Series B Warrants") subject to the ... on November 23, 2015, which will result in ... giving effect to the issuance of such shares, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc., on being named to Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500 list ... facility, OrthoAccel manufactures AcceleDent®, a FDA-cleared, Class II medical device that speeds up ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/17/2015)... Paris from 17 th until 19 ... from 17 th until 19 th November 2015. ... invented the first combined scanner in the world which scans ... now two different scanners were required: one for passports and ... the same surface. This innovation is an ideal solution for ...
(Date:11/17/2015)... Calif. , Nov. 17, 2015  Vigilant Solutions ... has joined its Board of Directors. ... Board after recently retiring from the partnership at TPG ... 107 companies with over $140 Billion in revenue.  He ... improvement across all the TPG companies, from 1997 to ...
(Date:11/16/2015)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , Nov 16, 2015 ... leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced ... new Synaptics TouchView ™ touch controller and ... the architectural revolution of smartphones. These new TDDI ... and include TD4100 (HD resolution), TD4302 (WQHD resolution), ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):