CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN INNOVATION CENTER AT UCLA

June 20, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the establishment of a Department of Energy Innovation Center at UCLA.

The Center—just one of nine centers in the nation—will develop advanced sensors that monitor the use of energy in manufacturing. Manufacturers use about a third of the energy consumed in the country and this center will develop state-of-the-art technology to reduce and monitor energy consumption. Moreover, the technology will bring back much-needed jobs in the region.

"Today's announcement of the establishment of an advanced manufacturing facility at UCLA is welcome news for Los Angeles, California, and our nation. I applaud President Obama, Chancellor Block, the faculty and staff at UCLA for this innovative partnership that will certainly be an important step forward in energizing our manufacturing base - a key component of American economic leadership in the 21st-century global economy. I look forward to any and every opportunity to support UCLA in this groundbreaking work."

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