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Rep. Dent honored for support of scientific research

By Megan McNerney, Web Producer, MMcnerney@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 19 2014 04:18:12 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 19 2014 05:22:17 PM CDT

A United States lawmaker who represents Berks County and the Lehigh Valley was honored Wednesday for his support of scientific research.

A United States lawmaker who represents Berks County and the Lehigh Valley was honored Wednesday for his support of scientific research.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican, was given the champion of science award by The Science Coalition at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

The coalition said Dent has shown a commitment to funding research that contributes to scientific and medical discoveries.

The award recognizes members of Congress whose actions benefit research conducted at universities and labs across the country.