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“It is such an honor for me to welcome Congressman Trent Kelly as the newest Member of the U. S. House of Representatives.”
In keeping with our pledge to Grow America’s Economy Instead of Washington’s Economy, I want to take a moment to draw your attention to what the House of Representatives has accomplished in just the month of January.
People are voting with their feet and leaving behind a public funding program they find no value in. It is a mistake to continue to promote wasteful public spending programs for which the taxpayer continually must foot the bill.
We must realize that we are stronger if all 246 members work together. John Boehner has led us through these last, very difficult, four years to arrive at the largest Republican majority in almost a century. Let’s stay focused. Let’s work together and put bills on the President’s desk that he either has to sign or veto. Then let’s elect a Republican President in 2016.
This evening, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This spending bill contains a number of important measures that fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security.
Because of your help, the “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act” has been signed into law! One year ago, I asked you to help me spread the word about this exciting idea. Washington heard your voice. Lawmakers in both chambers with varying political views recognized the value of expanded and improved medical research and set aside differences to advance this practical act.
“Inspired by Gabriella Miller’s captivating advocacy, this law gives hope to our country’s most vulnerable kids. Kids fighting life-threatening conditions. Kids facing developmental disorders. And kids like Evie Horton from my home state, whose strength and determination in overcoming the struggles of Spinal Muscular Atrophy continuously energizes my public service. I am thrilled that lawmakers in both chambers with varying political views recognized the value of expanded and improved medical research and set aside differences to advance this practical act.”
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) will attend a White House bill signing ceremony for the “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act,” legislation that the third-term Republican lawmaker authored to fund pediatric medical research with the money currently designated for political nominating conventions. The event is set to take place in the Oval Office Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern.
“As the father of a special needs child, I understand fully the challenges facing families raising kids with medical difficulties,” said Harper, whose 24-year-old son lives with Fragile X Syndrome. “This bill appropriately places kids first by prioritizing research for our country’s most vulnerable children.”
This morning, I had the honor of delivering my second Weekly Republican Address this month. But this time, I was joined by three of my friends in calling on the president to support House-passed bills that address issues he discussed in the State of the Union.