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  • Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act


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    Representative Fred Upton

    From: MI District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    UPTON. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2019) to eliminate taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the bill before us today because it is a disingenuous and empty attempt by the Republicans to divert...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    McCARTHY of California. I thank Chairman Upton. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 2019, named in the memory of a remarkable young lady, Gabriella Miller. The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    WELCH. Mr. Speaker, I support this legislation, but I want to go through the controversy. First of all, the argument about campaign finance reform, this is about taking money away from political conventions....



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    COHEN. Mr. Speaker, I oppose this legislation because it is window dressing, and it is not the big picture. Thirteen million dollars is less than 1 percent of the $1.5 billion sequester cut. It is...



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    Representative Gregg Harper

    From: MS District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    HARPER. First of all, I want to thank Congressman Peter Welch for his hard work on this bill, and I certainly thank Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Tom Cole. Mr. Speaker, creating a lifetime of...



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    Representative David E. Price

    From: NC District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    PRICE of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, this is a sad and, indeed, depressing debate because there is such a transparent effort underway to weaken our Nation's campaign finance laws even further by the...



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    Representative Leonard Lance

    From: NJ District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    LANCE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. My colleagues have told the story of Gabriella Miller. She was one of the many young people every...



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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the memory of Gabriella Miller and her courage and the courage of her parents, but I oppose this hypocritical bill. I have spent my career fighting to ensure that...



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    Representative Tom Cole

    From: OK District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    COLE. I thank my friend for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by praising my friend Gregg Harper and my friend Peter Welch, who come to this floor with a very worthy purpose, and that is to redirect...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the so-called Kids First Research Act, which despite its name does absolutely nothing to support kids or pediatric research. This bill does not include...



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    Representative Doug Collins

    From: GA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    COLLINS of Georgia. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Speaker, I am honored today to add my name to the list of those who support this legislation. H.R. 2019 bears the name of a child whose bravery and...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, the gentleman who preceded me said he is a freshman. I have been here for 33 years. For 23 of those years I served on the Labor, Health and Human...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the ``Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act.'' H.R. 2019 purports to end the public's contribution to political party conventions and redirect the...



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    Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    From: PA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise to commend this chamber for coming together to pass The Gabrielle Miller Kids First Research Act. Ask any parent, our kids always come first, so when it comes to utilizing...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 2019, The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. This bill completely bypassed procedure in the House, skipping any committee action...



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, today House Republicans forced a vote on the cynically misnamed ``Kids First Research Act.'' The bill purports to increase funding for pediatric research by transferring $12.6...



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    Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

    From: MD District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 632 I was at a medical appointment in Baltimore, MD and therefore unable to vote. Had I been present, I would have voted ``no.'' ...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    VAN HOLLEN of maryland in the house of representatives Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today...