WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Jackie Walorski today applauded the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019), a bill she co-sponsored. This bill would redirect $126 million in federal funding for presidential campaigns and conventions to pediatric medical research.
“It is wonderful to see lawmakers from both parties working together to pass a commonsense bill that redirects funding to pediatric medical research, helping families in Indiana and across the nation. This straightforward legislation will support new initiatives to improve medical technology and find cures for our children.”
Several children’s advocacy associations support the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Several months ago, Congresswoman Walorski met with local children, parents, and community members from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to discuss their goals and hear about the everyday challenges facing families. Passage of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act will allocate funding for juvenile diabetes research and many others—including but not limited to autism, childhood cancer, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.
Following passage in the Senate, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act has been sent to the president’s desk where it awaits his signature.