Bill Name: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
Bill Description: AN ACT To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.

SUMMARY: This bill allows for the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act.


SECTION 2. HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.

(a) In General the Secretary shall conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells in accordance with this section.

(B) Ethical Requirements- Human embryonic stem cells shall be eligible for use in any research conducted or supported by the Secretary if the cells meet each of the following:

(1) The stem cells were derived from human embryos that have been donated from in vitro fertilization clinics, were created for the purposes of fertility treatment, and were in excess of the clinical need of the individuals seeking such treatment.

(2) Prior to the consideration of embryo donation and through consultation with the individuals seeking fertility treatment, it was determined that the embryos would never be implanted in a woman and would otherwise be discarded.

(3) The individuals seeking fertility treatment donated the embryos with written informed consent and without receiving any financial or other inducements to make the donation.

(4) Guidelines- The Secretary, in consultation with the Director of NIH, shall issue final guidelines to carry out this section.

(d) Reporting Requirements- The Secretary shall annually prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report describing the activities carried out under this section during the preceding fiscal year, and including a description of whether and to what extent research under subsection (a) has been conducted in accordance with this section.

Co-Sponsors:

Senator Roseanne Connor, Massachusetts
Senator Angela Davis, California
Senator NebulaState, Connecticut
Senator NebulaWorld, Montana
Representative NebulaKY, Kentucky
Representative NebulaIL, Illinois
Representative NebulaNY, New York
Representative NebulaPA, Pennsylvania
Representative Ninja Warrior, R-Florida
Representative John Marshall D-CA
Sen. Frank Rizzo (D-PA)
Sen. Harry Byrd (D-PA)
Rep. Bernard O'Higgins (D-MI)
Rep. George Docking (D-KS)
Rep. Elbert Carvel (D-DE)
Bill Author: Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Lobby Groups:
American Association of Retired Persons supports
Christian Coalition opposes
Aye: 125
Nay: 73
Present: 4

Representatives voting Aye:
Thud (D-AL)
Bubba (D-AR)
Michael Wong (D-CA)
Ace Frehley (R-CA)
Ed Doe (D-CA)
C Hunt Coulter (D-CA)
paragonCA (D-CA)
nicvaliant2 (R-CA)
Matthew Faustini CA (R-CA)
James McCovey (R-CA)
John Marshall (D-CA)
Kevin Vaughn (D-CA)
Carey Galle (D-CA)
Left of Left (G-CA)
TomHatesArnold (D-CA)
Nadia Nemesis (R-CA)
MattW.CA (G-CA)
VitterCa (R-CA)
calgreen (G-CA)
Califorina Dem (D-CA)
Lord Blackadder (D-CO)
Elvish Magi CO (D-CO)
bkct (D-CT)
EleriaCT (D-CT)
Elbert Carvel (D-DE)
Peter Criss (R-FL)
Matthew Faustini (R) (R-FL)
Claude Pepper (D-FL)
Chas Diaz (D-FL)
Brad Brunell (D-FL)
paragon FL (D-FL)
Ninja Warrior (R-FL)
Shane Dugan (D-FL)
Savant FL (D-FL)
Johnny Isaakson (R-GA)
dkuo11 (R-GA)
TABBeas Corpus (D-GA)
Ed Ha (D-HI)
NebulaIL (D-IL)
MichaelV.Illinois (D-IL)
Illinoise!!! (G-IL)
Savant IL (D-IL)
Harry Caray (R-IL)
EleriaIL (D-IL)
james kirk (R-IN)
bkin (D-IN)
EleriaIN (D-IN)
iamod (D-IA)
George Docking (D-KS)
NebulaKY (D-KY)
Mr. Johnson (R-ME)
lordjeebus (D-MD)
Ed Ma (D-MA)
nicvaliant (D-MA)
Baxley Robuck IV (D-MA)
Epona Oriana (G-MI)
Bernard O'Higgins (D-MI)
Teddy R (G-MI)
Savant MI (D-MI)
Eleria (D-MI)
Anders (R-MN)
mj (D-MN)
bkmn (D-MN)
Crimson Viking, Jr. (R-MN)
Elvish Magi MS (D-MS)
jaynixonforgov (D-MO)
bkmo (D-MO)
Crimson Cardinal (R-MO)
TomLovesCMcCaskill (D-MO)
Grim Reaper (D-MT)
Jackpot Kennedy (D-NV)
Maxwell Jones (D-NV)
Capsaicin (D-NH)
Ed Hudson (D-NJ)
Chas Andrews (D-NJ)
paragonNJ (D-NJ)
Begoner (D-NJ)
DarkGamemaster (D-NM)
Lucas Cade (G-NM)
Ralph Oriana (G-NY)
NebulaNY (D-NY)
nvnf (D-NY)
Joao (D-NY)
GenJCChristianPatriot (D-NY)
Baldrickus (D-NY)
Mbenjamin5 (D-NY)
Kevin Vaughn-Dugan (D-NY)
A. Republican (R-NY)
yanksfan (D-NY)
Fern (D-NY)
Aidan Oriana (G-OH)
Mark Campbell (D-OH)
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Elvish Magi OH (D-OH)
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Rob for Oregon (D-OR)
David Unger (D-PA)
Nebula PA (D-PA)
ClarenceThomas (G-PA)
Rob for PA (D-PA)
Pennsyvania Dem (D-PA)
Carey Galle II (D-PA)
Elliot (D-RI)
Husky Immortal (R-SC)
Chas Atkins (D-TN)
The Grim Reaper (D-TN)
TomHatesLamarCorker (D-TN)
Elizabeth Rivera (D-TX)
Nemesis Enforcer (D-TX)
Jason Ramsey (D-TX)
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nic2 (R-TX)
shadrachdomal (D-TX)
Grimm (D-UT)
Malashaan (D-VT)
Chas Robb (D-VA)
ReagansRottingCorpse (D-VA)
Crimson Cavalier (R-VA)
Rob for Virginia (D-VA)
Kneight Bauer, III (D-WA)
dzeggetai (D-WA)
vitterw (R-WA)
John Davis (D-WV)
Rob for Wisconsin (D-WI)

Representatives voting Nay:
FVPXXII (R-AL)
Ronald Reagon (R-AL)
King Remedy (C-AL)
Don Young (R-AK)
Arthur Jensen (D-AZ)
murrayhead (R-AZ)
mmartin2 (R-AZ)
Shinobi (C-AZ)
Corey D. Bowen (C-CA)
Ralph Allen (R-CA)
Wes (C-CA)
Cal Liberty (L-CA)
Gibson2 (R-CO)
llm (R-FL)
Bucksizzle (R-FL)
G550 fl (C-FL)
Richard Heying (L-GA)
Buck4Prez (R-GA)
Idaho Liberty (L-ID)
cubsfan67 (D-IL)
Corey D. Bowen I (C-IL)
dfa2 (C-IL)
Wesley G. Anderson (C-IL)
dzgIN (C-IN)
Senor Bananas (R-IA)
7 of 9 (R-KS)
Seabiscuit (R-KY)
Ruth Johnson (D-KY)
Bob Babineaux (D-LA)
mmartin (R-LA)
Tim Allen (R-LA)
DGM2 (D-LA)
Dr. McBell (L-MD)
Joker of Maryland (R-MD)
DeroyalGop2 (R-MI)
FVPXXV (R-MS)
Joe Dirt (R-NE)
dope8 (L-NE)
Joker of Jersey (R-NJ)
G550 nj (C-NJ)
ATownBuck (R-NC)
John Ashbrook (R-NC)
G550 nc (C-NC)
Apollo Creed (R-NC)
Locust Sang (D-ND)
Myers Cooper (R-OH)
case (R-OH)
Corey Bowen OH (C-OH)
Oral Roberts (D-OK)
Joker of Oregon (R-OR)
Stephen Colbert (R-PA)
dzgPA (C-PA)
Wesley G. (C-PA)
Stetson Kennedy II (D-SC)
Lord ECK (D-SD)
FVPXXIII (R-TN)
Russell (R-TX)
Matthew Faustini TX (R-TX)
witten (R-TX)
Corey D. Bowen III (C-TX)
Wesley (C-TX)
Texas Liberty (L-TX)
txguy (L-TX)
dzg TX (R-TX)
Tiberius (C-TX)
dope9 (L-UT)
whec (R-VA)
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D. Pryce (R-WI)
dzgWI (C-WI)
Joker of Wisconsin (R-WI)
Richard B. Cheney (R-WY)

Representatives answering "Present":
dbrown (D-CA)
Pope Gregory IV (D-MI)
Stendido (D-NY)
Gene Simmons (R-TX)

Representatives not voting yet:
Theying (R-AR)
Emperor Norton (G-CA)
Dawson (R-CA)
Deedie Day (G-CA)
twoodardCO (D-CO)
Candide (C-GA)
JoCaVa6 (D-MD)
Jose Bove (G-MA)
Fred Knickerbocker (R-MI)
Nescafe (G-NY)
Mink Stole (D-NY)
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Mithridates (R-PA)
David Horowitz (R-SC)
drewtei (R-VA)
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