Below are some good points to keep in mind when talking or writing about HR 623 – The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0:
Because of the successes of Kids First Program and Data Resource Center, Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10), along with 17 other bipartisan cosponsors, introduced the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 (HR 623) which will reauthorize Kids First and will, over the next five year period, be able to expand a truly comprehensive SHARED-DATA resource for scientists researching the majority of pediatric cancers and rare disease, and will continue to support development of computational tools to analyze very large, complex genomic, and clinical data sets.
Cosponsors include more than 97 Representatives and 7 Senators. On May 18, 2022, Kids First 2.0 was overwhelming passed (53 to 0) by the full House Energy and Commerce Committee and amended to a five-year reauthorization of $25 million per year. As of this writing, there are over 300 foundations and organizations including the Alliance for Childhood Cancer and more than 1,600 advocates covering all 50 states, who have signed a letter of support to the House and Senate for this new bill.
Your support is essential now to build upon the successful work that has already been done and to expand and enhance our capabilities in the future. Please consider cosponsoring H.R. 623 – Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0
After talking to the Representative’s office, they may want to have a “one-pager” sent to them. Please send them this one-pager link which will give them much more information: https://wp.me/P2TETU-1YO