Thursday, April 12, 2007

Stem Cell Bill Passes in Senate

The U.S. Senate last night voted to approve S5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. The final vote was 63-34, unfortunately not enough votes to muster a veto-proof margin.
We must commend the GOP Senators who recognized that this bill is about advancing science and were able to put politics aside:Olympia Snowe (ME), Susan Collins (ME), Arlen Specter (PA), Gordon Smith (OR), Richard Burr (NC), Thad Cochran (MS), Judd Gregg (NH), Orrin Hatch (UT), Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX), Trent Lott (MS), Richard Lugar (IN), John McCain (AZ), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Ted Stevens (AK), John Warner (VA).
Will President Bush recognize the need for the science that could produce life-saving cures for millions of Americans, or will he once again play politics with the health and lives of those in need?

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