James Jeffords on Stem Cell Research

Last Updated : Apr 28, 2010

Voting Record

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

In July of 2006, the Senate passed the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. This legislation would have allowed research on human embryonic stem cells created after President Bush's 2001 deadline. The measure passed the House and Senate, but was vetoed. It passed the Senate 63-37. James Jeffords voted in favor of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act.

James Jeffords voted in favor of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act.

Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act

In July of 2006, the Senate voted unanimously to pass the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act S 2754. The bill required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to do the following three tasks: provide guidance concerning the next steps required for additional research; prioritize research with the greatest potential for near-term clinical benefit; and take into account techniques outlined by the President\'s Council on Bioethics and any other appropriate techniques and research. James Jeffords voted in favor of the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act

James Jeffords voted in favor of the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-109; Bill Number-S 471; Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005 - Cosponsor

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.

Session-109; Bill Number-S 876; Human Cloning Ban and Stem Cell Research Protection Act of 2005 - Cosponsor

A bill to prohibit human cloning and protect stem cell research.

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