Rep. JOHN EDWARD PORTER (R-Ill.), Chairman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Washington, D.C.

"THE SCIENTIST helps us stay abreast of the latest developments and provides us with a way to gauge how support of biomedical research helps produce breakthroughs in the laboratory."

A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, John Porter is a strong advocate of biomedical research support by the National Institutes of Health. He believes that biomedical research holds the promise of cures for deadly diseases. It also sustains the U.S. biotechnology industry, contributing to a positive balance of trade and creating highly paid, high-tech jobs in the country's economy. Porter comments: "America is the dominant global force in biomedical research. The advances that are being realized each day in this area are truly incredible."

Porter also is a pacesetter on environmental issues. He has enacted landmark legislation to stop destruction...

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