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Key Votes

John Sununu's Voting Records on Issue: Stem Cell Research

Full Name: John E. Sununu
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Catherine; 3 Children: John, Grace, Charlotte
Birth Date: 09/10/1964
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Waterville Valley, NH
Religion: Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 11, 2007 S 30 Stem Cell Research Hope Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(70 - 28)
April 11, 2007 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 34)
July 18, 2006 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 37)
July 31, 2001 H Amdt 285 Human Cloning Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(178 - 249)
July 31, 2001 HR 2505 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 162)

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