Rep. Dan Newhouse Marks 50th Anniversary of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

January 8, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) spoke on the floor of the House to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), recognizing the contribution of the laboratory’s workers and their families to Central Washington and the nation.


“Mr. Speaker, as the newly elected Congressman from the State of Washington, I rise to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in my congressional district. I congratulate all current and former Lab workers and their families. Their commitment to excellence is apparent from the contributions the Lab has made both to the local community and to our nation. This world-class facility is key to the long-term growth of the Tri-Cities because of the leading role the Lab plays in national security, clean renewable American energy, efforts to clean up our nation’s nuclear defense waste, chemistry and more. Originally created for the Manhattan Project, the Lab has adapted to address our nation’s most pressing needs. I look forward to visiting the Lab in the coming weeks to congratulate them in person, and I am committed to providing the support the Lab needs to continue serving our nation for the next 50 years. Congratulations to the PNNL family.”