Obama on Thursday signed the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. It directs $126 million in federal money to be spent over the next decade
to research pediatric cancer and other childhood disorders. Her parents and
brother watched Obama sign the bill.
Gabriella pushed Congress to pass the law in an emotional video posted to
YouTube before she died last October. The Leesburg, Va., girl told political
leaders: “Stop talking and start doing.”
The legislation calls for eliminating taxpayer funding for political
conventions and redirecting it to pediatric research at the National Institutes
Congress must fund the research in future spending bills.
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