Sheldon Whitehouse on Stem Cell Research

Last Updated : Mar 09, 2011

Stories about Stem Cell Research

In April of 2007, Senator Whitehouse issued a press statement noting a story about stem cell research.

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. Sheldon Whitehouse voted in favor of the Hope Offered through Principled and Ethical Stem Cell Research.

Sheldon Whitehouse 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. Sheldon Whitehouse voted in favor of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

Sheldon Whitehouse voted in favor of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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