Amy Klobuchar on Stem Cell Research

Last Updated : Feb 21, 2011

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

In April of 2007, Senator Klobuchar released a press statement noting her support for the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.

Voting Record

Hope Offered through Principled and Ethical Stem Cell Research

The final piece of legislation was dubbed the "HOPE" Act and was voted on the same day. The Hope Act (S30) shared many of the same parameters as the the Stem Cell Research Act, in that it mostly ensured that no new stem cells be created for the sole purpose of using them in research. The bill also ensured that no embryos be damaged in research. Amy Klobuchar voted in favor of the Hope Offered through Principled and Ethical Stem Cell Research.

Amy Klobuchar voted in favor of the Hope Offered through Principled and Ethical Stem Cell Research.

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

In April of 2007, two more stem cell related bills were voted on in the Senate. The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 (S5) passed with support from a vast majority of Democratic Senators and about 1/3 of the Republican Senators. The legislation required (among other things) that any research done on stem cells involve only those which already existed. Amy Klobuchar voted in favor of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

Amy Klobuchar voted in favor of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-S 3751; Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Amends the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 to revise provisions related to the National Cord Blood Inventory (the Inventory), including to establish an inventory goal of at least 150,000 new units of cord blood to be made available under the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (the Program).

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