On Friday evening, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor received the 2014 Children's Advocacy Award at the annual Children's Ball to benefit Children's National Health System:
"Doctors, nurses, and researchers at Children's National do outstanding work on behalf of children and their families every day. Providing quality care to children so that they can live brighter and healthier lives is a top priority. Over the last year, the Congress has advanced important legislation that puts kids first, including the PREEMIE Act, the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act, and the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. I am committed to continue working together to find treatments and cures for our kids. It was an incredible honor to receive the Children's Advocacy Award and I will keep working to build support for pediatric research so we can help more children."
Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children's National, presented the award, "Children's National was pleased to honor Majority Leader Cantor with the 2014 Children's Advocacy Award. His advocacy for children was most recently demonstrated by his leadership in passing the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, which will help fund critical pediatric medical research and save and improve lives."