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HR 2019 - Kids First Research Act of 2013 - National Key Vote

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Title: Kids First Research Act of 2013

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund.

Highlights:

  • Establishes the “10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund” (Sec. 2).
  • Repeals payments made to any major or minor political party from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund for presidential nominating conventions and transfers the funds to the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund (Sec. 2).
  • Appropriates $12.6 million for each fiscal year 2014 through 2023 to fund the 10-Year Pediatric Initiative through the Common Fund (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the Director of the National Institute of Health to allocate funds from the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund to national research institutes and centers that make grants for pediatric research (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the funds appropriated in this bill to be used to supplement, not replace, appropriations distributed by the National Institute of Health for pediatric research (Sec. 3).

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

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