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Support Stem Cell Research

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

SUPPORT STEM CELL RESEARCH -- (House of Representatives - April 18, 2007)

Mr. SIRES. Mr. Speaker, last week the Senate followed our lead and passed legislation to advance potential life-saving stem cell research. The legislation now heads to the President's desk where he has already threatened a veto.

I hope the President will finally listen to an overwhelming majority of the American people, a bipartisan Congress and scientists who say this research can save millions of lives.

As the American Association for the Advancement of Science has argued: We owe it to those with serious illnesses to vigorously pursue both adult stem cell research and embryonic stem cell research.

This is not a partisan issue. In fact, many in the President's own party recognize the potential that exists if scientists are allowed to expand their research.

Mr. Speaker, over the last 7 years, the President has only vetoed one bill, and that was a similar stem cell research bill that passed the Republican Congress last year. The President should seriously reconsider his veto threat so we can begin life-saving research.

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