Issue Position: Stem Cell Research
Every family is one phone call away from needing the promise of embryonic stem cell research. Congressman Murphy has led the charge to expand ethical stem cell research to give hope to thousands of Pennsylvania families hoping and waiting for cures.
The legislation Congressman Murphy helped pass with bipartisan support would only authorize funding for stem cell lines that would otherwise be thrown out. Unfortunately, President Bush defied the wishes of the majority of Americans, as well as Democrats and Republicans in Congress, when he used his first-ever veto to reject this critical research. Despite that, Congressman Murphy has continued to fight to fund life saving research because too many families are waiting for good news.