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Takata Airbag Recall October 26, 2015
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"I want to show the Senate what it is like when these inflators explode. This is an inflator that was inside the device I just showed you. This photograph is a blowup by the Battelle Institute for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is a blown-up photograph of the inflator starting to inflate. What it is supposed to do is shoot the gases out here, which inflates the bag I showed you, but look what has happened. It is being ruptured in the side, throwing out metal. This is what it looks like under very fast photography. Metal fragments are coming out when it should have been just gas coming out to inflate the bag."
Tribute To Admiral John Grossenbacher July 16, 2015
Mike Simpson, R-ID
"When John Grossenbacher assumed command of the Idaho National Laboratory, he navigated the separation of cleanup work from research activities and the merger of two distinctly different research institutions. Since that time, John has brought a focus and purpose to INL’s nuclear energy programs and he has worked with various leaders at the Department of Energy to strengthen our nation’s nuclear energy programs and the important facilities in Idaho. Part of John’s charge was to bring in the best and brightest to lead INL and the talent that he has brought to Idaho from other labs, industry and universities has strengthened our institution and its impact. John also spearheaded an effort to revitalize INL’s facilities. Today what once was a field in Idaho Falls is now a gleaming boulevard with modern and efficient laboratories and offices. Idaho National Laboratory is now a strong, vibrant and respected institution and John Grossenbacher, the Battelle Energy Alliance, the Department of Energy, and the State of Idaho deserve credit for this enormously successful partnership."
Cosi 50Th Anniversary March 25, 2014
Rob Portman, R-OH
"COSI has collaborated with schools and organizations across Ohio to provide interactive STEM education in order to prepare our children for the future, and inspire the innovators of tomorrow. Part of COSI’s mission is to “motivate a desire toward a better understanding of science, industry, health, and history … for the enrichment of the individual and for a more rewarding life on our planet, Earth.” They accomplish this mission through partnerships with organizations including WOSU@COSI, the only working television station in a science center, the Columbus Historical Society, and Battelle."
Default Prevention Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed—Continued October 15, 2013
Sherrod Brown, D-OH
"It has meant more than 50,000 jobs in my State—people who are furloughed. Madam President, 97 percent of NASA employees in Cleveland and Sandusky in northern Ohio have been furloughed. We know what it has meant to Battelle Memorial Institute, one of the great research facilities in the country. They run the energy labs. We know what it has meant to people who depend on Meals On Wheels and food stamps and depend on food safety and meat inspections and all that government does."
Continuing Appropriations October 9, 2013
Sherrod Brown, D-OH
"NASA Glenn Research facilities, one of the great NASA facilities in the country; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a major research facility near Dayton, OH; Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus—thousands of employees, engineers, scientists, technicians, highly-skilled people, very educated, run eight of the national energy labs. Case Western Reserve University Medical School and Engineering School, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati—I could name one after another. These places can’t operate if every 6 months or 1 year they are subject to a potential government shutdown unless the President does what some radical Members of Congress want."

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