Speaker's BiographyBrian Bilbray
United States Representative, California
Brian Bilbray, a life-long San Diegan, represents the 50th Congressional District in Southern California. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, a panel with broad legislative oversight regarding communications, consumer protection, energy, environment and health. Bilbray also serves as co-chairman of the House Biomedical Research Caucus and the House Algae Energy Caucus, which promote San Diego's leadership position in the life sciences and clean-technology industries. To encourage growth and job creation in these industries, Bilbray has introduced legislation to help protect the vibrant life sciences community, whose patients' lives depend on innovation, as well as legislation that advances the search for renewable fuels that will one day curb the United States' dependence on foreign oil.