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Lynn J.
Republican KS 2

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  • Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act of 2013

    by Representative Lynn Jenkins

    Posted on 2013-12-11

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    JENKINS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. JENKINS. Mr. Speaker, ``Stop talking; start doing.'' That is what Gabriella Miller, a passionate childhood cancer advocate asks of our Nation's leaders.

    As an original cosponsor of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, I encourage my colleagues to honor her request and support this piece of legislation. The bill directs $126 million to fund a new pediatric research initiative at the National Institutes of Health. These dollars will fund research, clinical trials, and medical advancement aimed at discovering better treatments to help kids fight their battles against childhood diseases.

    In my State, the University of Kansas Medical Center is making great strides in the fight against pediatric illnesses, including plans for a pediatric blood cancer program, research to prevent severe behavior disorders in children, and efforts to establish an institute for children's health and development.

    Although Gabriella lost her battle to brain cancer in October, this bill supports programs that will find cures for brave kids like her.


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