Apr 12,2007 00:00
“Unshackle the hands of our scientists”, the senator said
As a leader in the fight to expand stem cell research, Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) lauded the passage of S.5, The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, in the U.S. Senate today. The legislation would expand the number of stem cell lines eligible for federally funded research. Senator Smith is an original co-sponsor of the measure.
“We need to unshackle the hands of our scientists and restore hope to the millions of Americans in desperate need of a cure with the implementation of this bill,” added Smith.
Since 2000, Senator Smith has worked on legislation to allow federal dollars to be used to support stem cell research. As a pro-life Senator, Smith has been key to gathering support for HR 810, The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, which passed both the House and the Senate last year and S.5, The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, which passed today.