Wednesday, July 19, 2006

We Need 4 Votes

The Senate yesterday passed the Stem Cell Research bill overwhelmingly, 63-37, with 19 Republicans siding with 44 Democrats despite the president's threats of vetoing the bill.

Unfortunately, this beautiful display of bi-partisanship may very well be for naught, as the Bush administration reiterated its promises to use its first veto in nearly six years to strike down one of the most essential pieces of medical legislation in decades. Neither chamber of congress has passed the bill with enough votes to defend it against a veto. Hopefully Bill Frist, a former doctor himself, can use his influence to get four Republicans to switch their votes..or not vote at all.

On another note, is anybody wondering who the lone Democrat to vote against the measure was? Here's his webpage.


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