McMorris Rodgers Champions Pediatric Research
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement after the House reauthorized the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who Deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Act. This bill bolsters research and expands programs on preterm birth – a cause Rep. McMorris has defended for years.
“As a mother of two, I have seen first-hand the importance of this legislation. As a longstanding proponent of a pediatric research network at the NIH, I believe that medical research is the best investment we can make to find new treatments and cures. Establishing a pediatric research network will allow hospitals and medical institutions to pool their resources together and coordinate activities related to pediatric rare diseases or birth defects. It’s important that we bolster research and innovation to reach new achievements in health care.”
You can watch the Congresswoman speak in support of this legislation on the House Floor here.