James Greenwood

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James C. Greenwood "is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C., which represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products...

"From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Greenwood served as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation with oversight authority over issues in the full Committee's vast jurisdiction. He led hard-hitting investigations into corporate governance at Enron, Global Crossing and WorldCom; terrorist threats to our nation's nuclear power plants, ports and infrastructure; and waste and fraud in federal government agencies.

"Prior to his election to Congress, Mr. Greenwood served six years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (1980-86) and six years in the Pennsylvania Senate (1986-1993). He specialized in health, environment, and children's issues.

"Mr. Greenwood graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. From 1977 until 1980, he worked as a caseworker with abused and neglected children at the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service Agency.“ [1]

Records and Controversies

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Greenwood voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[5]

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Directors, Marine Conservation Biology Institute, accessed January 16, 2009.
  2. History, Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment, accessed September 12, 2007.
  3. Advisory Board, International Conservation Caucus Foundation, accessed November 13, 2007.
  4. BIO Ventures for Global Health Board, organizational web page, accessed November 5, 2019.
  5. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

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