Jean Schmidt on Stem Cell Research

Last Updated : May 06, 2010

Voting Record

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

The bill came back up for another vote in roll call 443 where it passed 247-146 before it was vetoed by President Bush. Jean Schmidt voted against the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.

Jean Schmidt voted against the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

In January 2007, the Senate passed S 5 - the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act with wide support from Democrats and moderate support from Republicans. The Act required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo. Specific limitations were put in place to ensure that the embryos would not have been used for other purposes and were not created specifically for research. The bill passed both the house and senate, but was vetoed by President Bush. Jean Schmidt voted against the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.

Jean Schmidt voted against the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005

In 2006, an initial effort to pass a stem cell research bill through congress was also vetoed by President Bush. The veto override failed to achieve the necessary 2/3 majority.. Jean Schmidt voted against overturning the veto on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005.

Jean Schmidt voted against overturning the veto on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005.

The Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act

In 2006, the Senate passed the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act. Although it was widely supported in the Senate, it did not reach the 2/3 necessary to pass the House without objection in a 273-154 vote. Jean Schmidt voted in favor of the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act.

Jean Schmidt voted in favor of the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 322; Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To derive human pluripotent stem cell lines using techniques that do not harm human embryos.

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