Recognizing the Importance and Positive Contributions of Chemistry

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Recognizing the Importance and Positive Contributions of Chemistry
by Silvestre Reyes

Source: 2005 Congressional Record, Vol. 151, Pg. E2287

RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE AND POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHEMISTRY TO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES AND SUPPORTING THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK


HON. SILVESTRE REYES

OF TEXAS
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Monday, November 7, 2005


Mr. REYES. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H. Res. 457, a resolution that supports the endeavors of the American Chemical Society to unite businesses, schools, and individuals in celebrating the importance of chemistry in the lives of Americans.

Scientists have led us in the pursuit of discovery and innovation, which has helped make America a great nation. In order to educate the next generation of scientists, in my congressional district local school districts and colleges are actively working to educate future chemists. It will be this generation of students who will lead our society to the next frontiers of science.

I applaud the efforts of the American Chemical Society to educate elementary and secondary school students about the positive effects of chemistry and to encourage them to consider chemistry as a career.

Mr. Speaker, I join my colleagues in recognizing the goals of National Chemistry Week, and I urge them to support this very worthwhile resolution.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).