Westerman Delivers Remarks at the National Center of Toxicological Research 50th Anniversary Celebration

WASHINGTON – Today,Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) spoke to the 50th anniversary celebration of the National Center of Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Westerman released the following statement.

“NCTR has undoubtably improved the lives of every American by developing needed research to ensure safe medicine, food, and cosmetics,” said Congressman Bruce Westerman. “Without facilities such as this, the United States would not be home to the world’s safest and most abundant food supply. Consumers in the United States and around the world may never truly know the impact of NCTR’s work on their daily lives, but every time a patient is successfully treated, or a family safely uses countless familiar products, NCTR’s hard work deserves the credit.”


NCTR is the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) research facility located outside of Washington, D.C. employs 670 people across 17 counties, contributing nearly $70 million to the state, local, and national economies. 

NCTR was established on August 11, 1971 by President Richard Nixon. This research facility promotes and protects public health and provided critical support to Arkansas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arkansas Delegation recently introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to commemorate this 50th anniversary and recognize NCTR’s achievements. 

See the full text of the Resolution here.

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