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Senate committee offers support for pediatric training program

We've written in the past about the need to fund Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education, a pediatric training program that was cut out of President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget. Today a Senate committee unanimously voted to continue funding for the program and, as reported by Healthwatch, at least one senator is optimistic about what will happen next:

White House officials "know what we're going to do; we're going to reauthorize it, and they're going to sign it," said [Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee] Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). "They're not going to veto this, are you kidding me?"

Stay tuned.

Previously: Senate bill provides funding for pediatric training program, Rallying in support of children’s health care, U.S. Senator calls for continued investment in pediatric workforce and Working to save pediatric residency funds

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