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Congressman Pete King Supports Improved Treatment for Childhood Illnesses

Those of us who are fortunate to have healthy children and grandchildren must always remember those children who do suffer from serious and debilitating illnesses. During my time in Congress I have consistently supported increased funding for research to find cures and improved treatment for childhood illnesses. It is important when dealing with legislative proposals for children's illnesses that we address Rare Diseases as well. I am a member of the Rare Diseases Caucus and work with the Rare Diseases Legislative Advocates (RDLA) in Washington, DC to accelerate biotech innovation for rare disease treatments through science-driven policy. I am proud to have received an A++ rating on RDLA's most recent Congressional Scorecard. This week I met Maria-Elaina Garcia, a Levittown resident, who is Executive Assistant of Jonah's Just Begun which is a medical research foundation focused on treating Sanfilippo Syndrome an extremely fatal genetic disease. While some progress has been made, much more remains to be done and the financial costs will be enormous. Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act will provide significant assistance. I strongly support this legislation and voted for it when it passed the House. The bill now awaits action in the Senate. It is important that this legislation pass and be signed into law.

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In another wave of police shootings, six police officers were shot last night in Pennsylvania and Florida. Both officers in the Florida shooting have died from their wounds. These latest shootings add to the upsurge in violence against the men and women in blue which has seen a 60% increase in gun murders of police officers in just the past 18 months.

These officers are the people who put their lives on the line for us every day. All too often they are maliciously attacked by liberal rags such as the New York Times and too many politically correct politicians. But these cops continue to do their job no matter what. They deserve the full support, gratitude and thanks of all good people. Blue Lives Do Matter!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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