CLSA Congratulates Rep. Scott Peters on Appointment to Prestigious House Energy & Commerce Committee


For Immediate Release:
Jan. 11, 2017

San Diego Congressman Named to U.S. House Committee Critical to Continued Success of San Diego’s Life Sciences Community

WASHINGTON, D.C., and SAN DIEGOCalifornia Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the premier statewide public policy and business leadership organization representing California’s leading life sciences innovators, issued the following statement congratulating Congressman Scott Peters (D-La Jolla) on his appointment to the prestigious U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. This statement can be attributed to Sara Radcliffe, CLSA’s President & CEO:

“California Life Sciences Association congratulates Congressman Scott Peters on his appointment to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees key federal programs and legislation of importance to the continued success of San Diego’s life sciences community. In Congress, Peters has distinguished himself as a thoughtful and principled leader on policies that bolster biomedical research, investment and innovation, a record we were proud to recognize by presenting Congressman Peters a CLSA Visionary Award in 2014.

“On behalf of California’s statewide life sciences sector – a community employing nearly 300,000 Californians including over 38,000 San Diegans – we congratulate Congressman Peters on this appointment, and look forward to continue working with him to advance policies that improve patient health and well-being.”


View press release recognizing Peters as CLSA’s (then-CHI) 2014 Visionary Award Winner.

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About California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the state’s largest and most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy. CLSA serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged. Visit CLSA at, and follow us on Twitter @CALifeSciences, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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