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Rep. Welch champions pediatric research

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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch led a successful charge to increase funding for pediatric research.

President Obama signed the bill into law Thursday. It will funnel more than $12 million a year for a decade into research of pediatric diseases and disorders.

The legislation is named in memory of Gabriella Miller, a 10-year-old children's health research advocate who died of brain cancer in October.

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