JEC Hearing on Innovation and Job Growth in the Life Sciences Industry (May 25)

May 25 2011 10:15 AM

Washington, D.C.
– The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will hold a hearing, titled “Driving Innovation and Job Growth through the Life Sciences Industry,” on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:15 am. The hearing will focus on the key role the life sciences industry plays in enabling innovation and job creation in our country.  Additionally, the hearing will explore new policy actions that can incent additional Research & Development (R&D) in the life sciences industry and examine the role the federal government plays supporting R&D. 

WHAT: Hearing on “Driving Innovation and Job Growth through the Life Sciences Industry

WHO:   Dr. Stephen S. Tang, President and CEO
            University City Science Center
            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

            Mr. Thomas Kowalksi, President
            Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute
            Austin, Texas

            Dr. Arthur T. Sands, President/CEO/Director
            Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
            Woodlands, Texas

            Mr. Mark G. Heesen, President
            National Venture Capital Association
            Arlington, Virginia

WHEN: 10:15 am EST, Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WHERE: 216 Hart Senate Office Building


Chairman Bob Casey will preside.

***Individuals with disabiliities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-5171 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.***


The Joint Economic Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of economic policy.

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