Congressman David G. Valadao was honored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) for his leadership as an Innovator in Biotechnology.
WASHINGTON – United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) this week was honored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) for his leadership as an Innovator in Biotechnology. The biotechnology industry supports 267,844 jobs across 9,924 establishments in California.
Congressman David G. Valadao stated, "Biotechnology provides innovative health care solutions, revolutionizes our agriculture industry, and minimizes environmental impacts across the board, all while creating thousands of jobs." He continued, "I am honored to receive this award today and will continue to advocate on behalf of this critical industry."
The biotech and life science industry is an integral part of the U.S economy – creating high-skill, high-wage jobs that are innovating in the health, energy, agriculture, and environmental industries.
“Congressman Valadao’s leadership in supporting the biotechnology industry has supported 267,844 jobs in California. As we continue to grow and innovate, these good-paying jobs will not only strengthen the economy, but they will help to heal, fuel, and feed the world,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “We look forward to continuing to work with Rep. Valadao to support these workers and the critical, life-saving work that they do in California.”
Congressman Valadao accepted the award yesterday, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 while meeting with representatives from the California Life Sciences Association, Amygdala Neurosciences, and Biocom in Washington, DC.
Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.