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Representatives Betty McCollum (MN) and Steven LaTourette (OH) to Receive USGS Coalition Leadership Award
Date:9/11/2012

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by USGS Coalition:

What:  USGS Coalition Congressional Reception Honoring Representatives McCollum and LaTourette
When:  Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building

In honor of their long-term support for the scientific programs and personnel of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Steven LaTourette (R-OH) will be presented with the USGS Coalition's Leadership Award. The award will be presented during the Coalition's annual reception on 12 September from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building's Rayburn Foyer. During the reception USGS scientists and their collaborative partners will discuss the vital work the agency conducts in the biological, geographical, geological, and hydrological sciences.

"We are pleased to recognize Representatives LaTourette and McCollum for their sustained efforts to champion the scientific programs of the United States Geological Survey. Their leadership in Congress has helped increase awareness of the USGS," stated Dr. Robert Gropp, chair of the USGS Coalition and director of public policy at the American Institute of Biological Sciences. "Representatives McCollum and LaTourette clearly understand that USGS research in biology, geology, water and geography provides the American people with vitally important information every day. USGS research and information contribute to economic growth, improve the public health and safety, and enhance our ability to wisely manage our natural resources."

Congressman LaTourette is serving his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives and represents Northeast Ohio's 14th Congressional District. He serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for the USGS and
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