Senate Passes Stem Cell Bill

stemcell.jpg ...but Bush will veto it. Again.


For the second time in nine months, the Senate today passed a bill that would loosen President Bush's restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research, but once again falling short of the 67 votes needed to override a promised veto.

The Senate voted 63 to 34 to pass the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, which would allow federally funded studies of stem cells isolated from embryos slated for destruction at fertility clinics. Read more..

UPDATE: Roll call is here. I'm particularly surprised at Bob Casey (D-PA). The final vote was 63 YEA with three Democratic Senators not voting, which means we need only one NAY defector..


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