Ros-Lehtinen Votes For Bills That Improve Pediatric Care & Disease Research

Feb 6, 2013 Issues: Health Reform, Protecting Children

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) voted for two bills that would improve the lives of children across our nation. The National Pediatric Network Act supports increased and better coordinated research for childhood diseases and the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act supports pediatric residency training.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, “I am pleased to have supported this bipartisan legislation benefitting our children, pediatricians, and the hospitals that train them. We owe it to every child who suffers from disease to do everything in our power to find suitable treatment.

I am gratified to help push pediatric disease research forward, especially for those diseases that are rare, without cures or treatment, and that do not receive the attention they deserve. Also critical to our children’s health are doctors with pediatric specialization and I’m glad to help children’s hospitals across the nation get the support they need to train resident physicians.”