CLSA Honors Reps. Ami Bera, Raul Ruiz and Erik Paulsen for Support of Biomedical Innovation

May 24, 2018
By Adam Lotspike

CLSA’s 2018 Visionary Awards Recipient: L-R: Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA-7); Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3); Sara Radcliffe, CLSA President & CEO; William J. Newell, Sutro Biopharma CEO & CLSA Board Chair; and Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA-36)
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA-7)
Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA-36)
Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3)

After a productive day of meetings on May 23 with Members of Congress from the California congressional delegation on Capitol Hill, CLSA hosted our annual Spring Reception at the Folger Shakespeare Library, followed by a private dinner with our Board to recognize three Members of Congress – Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA-7), Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA-36) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3) – as bipartisan recipients of CLSA’s 2018 Visionary Awards for their leadership in promoting thoughtful public policies to advance biomedical research, investment and innovation.

Nearly 200 guests attended the public reception, and over 100 guests attended the private dinner. Attendees at the reception and/or dinner included several members of the California delegation, including: Reps. Ami Bera, MD (D-Sacramento), Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), and Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo/South San Francisco), as well as legislative staff from numerous congressional, leadership and committee offices, including the House Committees on Energy & Commerce, Ways & Means, Appropriations, and Judiciary, and the Senate Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Judiciary, and Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP).

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