Administration of Barack Obama, 2013

Statement on Signing the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

November 13, 2013

I just want to thank all of the outstanding legislators who are here and advocates. This is something that will save children's lives. Some people may know that Malia actually has a peanut allergy. She doesn't have asthma, but obviously, making sure that EpiPens are available in case of emergency in schools is something that every parent can understand. And thanks to the bipartisan work of the folks behind us and the advocacy communities that have been pushing this so hard, we're going to be giving States a lot more incentives to make sure that that happens. So I want to congratulate all of you.

NOTE: H.R. 2094, approved November 13, was assigned Public Law No. 113–48.

Categories: Bill Signings and Vetoes : School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, signing statement.

Names: Obama, Malia.

Subjects: Congress : Bipartisanship; Health and medical care : Epinephrine autoinjectors, availability ; Legislation, enacted : School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.

DCPD Number: DCPD201300780.