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Obama Signing Cantor's Pediatric Bill, Leader Will Attend White House Photo Op

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., will make a rare trip to the White House Thursday afternoon to attend a bill signing ceremony for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act.  

The bill is named for a young girl who died of brain cancer last year and who was an advocate for pediatric research. Cantor will be joined by the Miller family, who are his constituents.  

The bill, which seeks to increase funding for pediatric research, was a key priority for Cantor  and marked an unusual election-year bipartisan victory.  

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