Tuesday, May 24, 2005

House defies Bush and expands stem cell research


The House of Representatives voted to expand federal funding for stem cell research to include cell lines from human embryos under certain conditions. The vote, 238-194, came despite threats by President Bush to veto the bill. Polls indicate it has broad popular support. That support extends to the Senate, including on the subcommittee controlling federal medical research funding. It is likely to pass. Fifty House Republicans bolted the party and joined all but 14 of the Democrats and the lone independent. NYT LAT

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