Congressman Harper speaks on Initiative to Benefit Children

By: Candace Barnette Email
By: Candace Barnette Email

Congressman Gregg Harper spoke On the Record today about a cause both republicans and democrats are standing behind.

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act aims to eliminate tax-payer funding of political conventions. The congressman says many don't realize that taxpayers are projected to pay $126 million over the next 10 years. With this act, the funds would instead go toward national institutes of health for additional pediatric research. The initiative is named after Gabriella Miller, a young girl who died from cancer.

"Gabriella Miller put up quite a fight but she died last year at age 10 of brain cancer, but that last year she was such an incredible advocate of for treatment of pediatric cancers."

This money would go to benefit collaborative efforts on a variety of different illnesses that impact children.


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