Davis Votes to Eliminate Presidential Campaign Fund and Put Resources Toward Pediatric Cancer Research
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) this week voted during a House Administration Committee markup to eliminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and instead, appropriate the funding to pediatric cancer research and paying down the national debt. H.R. 133 will transfer $63 million in funding to the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund.
“I think we can all agree that putting these resources toward pediatric cancer research and paying down the national debt is a far better use than funding presidential nominating conventions,” said Davis. “I continue to work to get more than four percent funding from NIH for pediatric cancer and every little bit helps. This money can go to research for a cure, for new prevention treatments, and developing new therapies for those children who survive but continue to have life-long medical problems.”
Video of Davis' remarks from the committee can be found here.
Click here to learn more about Davis’ work to increase funding for pediatric cancer research.