Perlmutter Works with New Space, Science and Technology Committee to Pass Bipartisan Bills Out of Committee

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Washington, DC, March 4, 2015 | comments

Today the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a markup of H.R. 1119, H.R. 1156, H.R. 1162, H.R. 1158, and H.R. 874. All of the bills passed out of Committee on bipartisan voice votes.

H.R. 1158, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015 improves management of the National Laboratories, enhances technology commercialization, and facilitates public-private partnerships.

Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) said, “DOE’s national laboratories and research programs have been the birthplace to some of our most revolutionary technologies. When this research is harnessed by entrepreneurs and business leaders, start-ups with one or two employees can grow into companies that create hundreds of quality jobs. I've seen this time and again at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado.  We want to make sure our federally-funded institutions and initiatives remain an important foundation of our knowledge-based economy. That’s why I was proud to cosponsor this bipartisan legislation with my friend from Illinois, Randy Hultgren, giving scientists and researchers in both the public and private sector the tools and freedom they need to unlock a new wave of innovation.”

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