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"Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007" (S. 5): passage
Passage
04/11/2007
Senate Roll Call No. 127
110th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 63-34 (see complete tally)

The "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act" (S. 5), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.), would mandate federal funding of the type of stem cell research that requires the killing of human embryos.  This bill would overturn President Bush's policy that prohibits such funding.  NRLC strongly opposes S. 5.  On this roll call, the Senate approved S. 5 by a vote of 63 to 34.  The bill was supported by 44 Democrats, two independents, and 17 Republicans.  It was opposed by two Democrats and 32 Republicans.  (Three Democratic supporters of the bill -- Senators Dodd, Johnson, and Landrieu -- were absent.)  The bill was then sent to the House for further action.  President Bush has vowed to veto the bill.  For further information on this issue, click here.  Roll call no. 127, April 11, 2007.

 



Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 127
Votes For : 63
Votes Against : 34
Not Voting : 3

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