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Cantor Announces 'Kids First Research Act' to Boost Autism Funding

April 02, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2013) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) marked World Autism Awareness Day by announcing a new bill to prioritize research funding for pediatric disorders, such as autism, will be introduced shortly in Congress. Cantor said the Kids First Research Act, to be sponsored by Reps. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Tom Cole (R-OK), would be funded by eliminating public financing for presidential campaigns.

Autism Speaks Hails House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for Accelerating Action to Renew Landmark 2006 Combating Autism Act

September 16, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (September 16, 2011) –  Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for agreeing to post a bipartisan bill next Tuesday for a House floor vote that would renew the landmark 2006 Combating Autism Act (CAA) for another three years.