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HR 810 - Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 - Key Vote

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Rick Santorum voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (235-193) - (Key vote)

Title: Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that uses human embryonic stem cells.

Highlights:
  • Calls for stem cells to be taken from human embryos that were donated from in vitro fertilization clinics (Sec. 2).
  • Requires that before the embryos are donated, it is established that they were created for fertility treatment, are in excess of clinical need, and otherwise would be discarded (Sec. 2).
  • Stipulates that those donating the embryos give written consent and do not receive any compensation for the donation (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (63-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that uses human embryonic stem cells.

Highlights:
  • Calls for stem cells to be taken from human embryos that were donated from in vitro fertilization clinics (Sec. 2).
  • Requires that before the embryos are donated, it is established that they were created for fertility treatment, are in excess of clinical need, and otherwise would be discarded (Sec. 2).
  • Stipulates that those donating the embryos give written consent and do not receive any compensation for the donation (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (238-194) - (Key vote)

Title: Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that uses human embryonic stem cells.

Highlights:
  • Calls for stem cells to be taken from human embryos that were donated from in vitro fertilization clinics (Sec. 2).
  • Requires that before the embryos are donated, it is established that they were created for fertility treatment, are in excess of clinical need, and otherwise would be discarded (Sec. 2).
  • Stipulates that those donating the embryos give written consent and do not receive any compensation for the donation (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005

Sponsors

  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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