Rep. Gene Green Honored as a 2018 ‘Innovator in Biotechnology’
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Green was honored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) for his leadership as an Innovator in Biotechnology. The biotechnology industry supports 89,746 jobs across 5,578 establishments in Texas.
“I am happy to accept the Innovator in Biotechnology award on behalf of BIO. As the Ranking Member on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, I was happy to work with my Republican and Democratic colleagues on the committee to pass into law the FDA Reauthorization Act, which reauthorized critical user fee programs that contribute to the success of many biotechnology products and advances patience are.”
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.
“Rep. Green’s leadership in supporting the biotechnology industry has supported 89,746 jobs in Texas. 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. Green to support these workers and the critical, life-saving work that they do in Texas.”