Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Congressman Believes Federal Labs Key to Job Creation

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) and related agencies subcommittee, commends the Administration on its new efforts to speed up the commercial application of federally funded research. The plan supports two Fattah initiatives that improve the way federally funded research is transferred to the private sector. Fattah has a longtime commitment to improving the transfer of research from Federal laboratories. He met this week with Dr. Paul Alivisatos; Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, which is a cornerstone of the nation's science and technology infrastructure. Additionally, over the last six months Fattah has visited four of the nation's leading laboratories. More>