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Ms. STABENOW. Mr. President, the senior Senator from Michigan and I would like to engage in a colloquy with the distinguished ranking member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the partnership between Western Michigan University and Altair on the development of nanosensors for chemical and radiological warfare agents.
Senator Reid, is it your understanding that $1 million of the funding provided to Altair Nanosensor in this bill will be utilized for the continued partnership between Altair Nanosensor and Western Michigan University for the development of nanosensors for chemical and radiological warfare agents?
Mr. REID. Yes, the Senator has my assurance that it is the committee's intent that $1 million of the funds provided to Altair Nanomaterials should be used for the ongoing partnership with Western Michigan University.
Mr. LEVIN. Mr. President, I thank Senator Reid for his support of this important research and join with my colleague from Michigan in supporting this project.
As the ranking member knows, Western Michigan University, Altair Nanomaterials and the University of Nevada, Reno have had a successful partnership to build on their unique strengths to develop nanomaterials and nanosensors for chemical and radiological warfare agents.
We also thank him for his support of this partnership and work on this important legislation.
Ms. STABENOW. Mr. President, I thank the ranking member for his support of this partnership and my colleague for joining me in this colloquy.