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AMENDMENT NO. 406 Offered by Mr. Zeldin of New York

Floor Speech

Date: July 20, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. NORMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of my amendment on the Department of Energy Veterans' Health Initiative.

This amendment authorizes the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to solve complex, big data challenges in order to improve veterans' health care and further basic research in advanced computing and data analytics.

The VA hosts one of the world's largest and most valuable health data sets. Through the Million Veterans program (MVP), the VA has collected detailed health information and genomic data volunteered by over 600,000 veterans.

For this data to enable better health care for our veterans, the VA needs more advanced computing capabilities, infrastructure, and expertise than it has in-house.

As a world leader in high performance computing, the Department of Energy is well suited to meet this need. Through its national laboratory system, it possesses a unique set of cutting-edge research capabilities and funds robust research in data analytics, which can be used to solve complex questions in the physical sciences.

The interagency partnership authorized in my amendment combines the VA's clinical and population science expertise with DOE's advanced computing to solve critical health challenges for our veterans, while creating another path forward for the advancement of data science tools for American researchers in support of key mission goals for the Department of Energy.

Our veterans should have access to better health care services, and our scientists should remain leaders in advanced computing. My amendment promises to deliver on both fronts.

I encourage my colleagues to support this amendment.

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