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  • Senator Orrin Hatch Praised the Senate Passage of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act
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    Published - 03/11/14 - 08:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - (+VIDEO) - U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) praised the Senate passage of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019), legislation that eliminates taxpayer funding for presidential campaigns and conventions and redirects that funding to pediatric medical research. The legislation is named for 10-year old Gabriella Miller, a Virginia native who advocated for pediatric cancer research and who passed away in October 2013. Hatch was a lead Senate supporter of H.R. 2019 along with Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.).

    “When I met with Gabriella Miller’s family they told me that ’Less talking, more doing - we need action’ was Gabriella’s favorite phrase during her fight against pediatric cancer, and today we honored Gabriella’s legacy by passing a bill named in her honor to redirect funding from political activities to fund pediatric medical research,” Hatch said. “Our children are our future, and furthering our efforts to fight against pediatric cancer and other diseases impacting our youth should be among our nation’s top priorities. I’m proud the House and Senate were able to come together in a bipartisan manner and pass this important bill, and I hope the President signs into law as soon as possible.”

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