U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement praising President Obama's executive order lifting the Bush Administration restrictions on funding for embryonic stem cell research. "Stem cell research holds promise for millions of people across the country," stated Perlmutter. "I'm a father of a daughter with epilepsy, and this is the kind of research that could help my daughter potentially prevent seizures.
"This executive order offers the possibility and promise to every father, mother, brother and sister who has hope of alleviating pain for their friends and family," said Perlmutter. "I praise the President's decision on this executive order, but I don't believe we would be here today if not for the hard work of my friend and colleague Congresswoman DeGette, who has and is leading a valiant bi-partisan effort to fund stem cell research in a responsible ethical manner."