The region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri will be known as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor thanks in part to legislation that passed the House yesterday. Congressman Dennis Moore (Kansas – Third District) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (Kansas – Second District) announced Tuesday the passage of a resolution, H.Res. 317, recognizing the area. The resolution passed the House by a vote of 312-108-1.
“I would like to thank my colleague, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, and other members of the Kansas and Missouri congressional delegation, for supporting the legislation designating the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor.” Moore said. “This area provides not only scientific innovation in animal sciences, but also the foundation for long-term economic growth in Kansas and Missouri. The biosciences industry will continue to be an academic and technological leader in both states for years to come.”
“At a time when the economy is struggling and unemployment continues to rise, the animal health industry in Kansas and Missouri has been a positive spot of growth,” Jenkins said. “I am proud the House passed this bipartisan resolution to recognize the Animal Health Corridor, and I look forward to working with the regions’ universities and bioscience industry to ensure the region continues to lead the way in animal health both here at home and around the world.”