Science and Technology
The United States' position in the world is largely due to scientific progress achieved over the last century. We put a man on the moon, sent a rover to Mars, and discovered cures for once incurable diseases. Government funding is central to many of America's most important technological breakthroughs, and remaining competitive in the fields of science and technology is vital to maintaining our global leadership in an increasingly high-tech world.
Space exploration helped inspire decades of unprecedented, American-led innovation in the fields of science and technology and worked to make America the world super power we are today Investments in space programs are crucial to remaining competitive and maintaining our global leadership in an increasingly high-tech world.
Recently, space exploration has been hit with deep budget cuts. This greatly hinders America’s ability in the science and technology field and underscores one of the many reasons we need to work together, make the hard decisions, and end the indiscriminate across-the-board sequestration cuts. I will continue to work in a bipartisan manner with anyone to ensure America remains a world leader in science and technology.
In 1928, Alexander Fleming made a ground breaking medical discovery when he uncovered the antibiotic penicillin, providing life-saving cures for diseases that were once thought incurable. Today, the same ground breaking medical research continues around the world and in places like the Mayo Clinic and the Hormel Institute in southern Minnesota. I firmly believe when the story of how the human race conquered cancer, that story will run through southern Minnesota.
Unfortunately, much like the space programs, funding for medical research is suffering due to the across-the-board spending cuts of sequestration. I remain dedicated to working with anyone to make the hard choices, tackle our budget woes while undoing the harmful cuts of sequestration, and ensuring our medical researchers in southern Minnesota and across the country have the tools they need to succeed and find cures for diseases that ail us.
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Rochester, MN [7/17/15] – Today, Congressman Tim Walz visited local tech startup BrandHoot in Rochester and discussed ways to increase entrepreneurship opportunities and grow Rochester’s middle class economy through workforce development and STEM education.
Washington, DC [2/26/15] – Today, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a longtime supporter of keeping the internet free and open, lauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling today that will create strong net neutrality rules to ensure access to the internet remains free and open as it is today.
Irresponsible Ryan budget would end the Medicare guarantee for seniors, decimate our ability to repair our crumbling roads and bridges, gut funding for scientific research, provide tax incentives to ship American jobs overseas, and give tax breaks to millionaires and the ultra-rich
Washington, DC [4/4/14] – Today, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement on the reckless and irresponsible budget released by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan earlier this week.
Walz toured the facility, talked workforce training & growing Faribault’s economy
Faribault, MN [2/19/14] – Today, Representative Tim Walz visited K & G Manufacturing in Faribault to discuss workforce training and growing Faribault’s economy. Walz also toured the manufacturing floor to see firsthand the products being made in Faribault.
Washington, DC [1/17/14] – Today, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) announced that he and a coalition of lawmakers from the Midwest met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator McCarthy earlier this week to discuss the proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard and the negative impacts it would have on southern Minnesota’s economy. He released the following statement.