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HR 4 - Fetal Tissue Research Bill - National Key Vote

Sherrod Brown voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Tabled (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (283-131) - (Key vote)
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Title: Fetal Tissue Research Bill

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows for the use of fetal tissue in medical research and appropriates funds to the National Institutes of Health.

  • Stipulates that fetal tissue may be used in medical research upon the written consent of a woman who is receiving a "spontaneous or induced abortion".
  • $3.2 billion to the National Cancer Institute
  • $1.5 billion to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • $100 million to the Office of AIDS Research
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Fetal Tissue Research Bill


  • Henry A. Waxman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)


  • Frederick C. 'Rick' Boucher (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leslie L. Byrne (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cardiss Collins (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara-Rose Collins (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Ann 'Pat' Danner (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julian C. Dixon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Edwards (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karan English (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth Furse (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Bailey Kennelly (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard H. Lehman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Blanche Lambert Lincoln (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marilyn Lloyd (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Molinari (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Richardson (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Schenk (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Schroeder (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip R. Sharp (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Louise McIntosh Slaughter (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerry E. Studds (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Swift (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Synar (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jolene Unsoeld (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Wyden (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
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