AG/LAB SHUTDOWN; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 6
(House of Representatives - January 11, 2019)

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                            AG/LAB SHUTDOWN

  (Mrs. BUSTOS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mrs. BUSTOS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the outstanding 
work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's research lab in Peoria, 
Illinois.
  For more than 75 years, the Ag Lab has conducted breakthrough 
research, impacting lives of people all over the world.
  Decades after discovering how to mass-produce penicillin, the Ag Lab 
just found out how to enhance its effectiveness in people who have 
developed antibiotic resistance. They have also developed an all-
natural bug repellent that is more effective than DEET.
  Unfortunately, the 200 employees at the Ag Lab have been sent home 
due to this government shutdown, putting their groundbreaking research 
at a dead halt.
  It is time to stop using workers as pawns in this government 
shutdown. We must put this shutdown to an end so the Ag Lab can 
continue its advanced research that drives American agriculture and our 
economy.

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