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  • By: Claudia Winograd
  • In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Edited by: Clive N. Svendsen & Allison D. Ebert
  • Subject:Ethics in Health Care (general), Medical Research

ON JULY 18, 2006, the U.S. Senate convened to vote on a proposed bill (H.R. 810) that would amend the Public Health Service Act and provide federal funding for research on human embryonic stem cells. This bill was passed by the Senate but was later vetoed by President George W. Bush. In the vote, the two New Mexico Senators voted against each other: Democrat Jeff Bingaman was in favor of the bill and Republican Pete Domenici opposed it.

Also in 2006, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson proposed a budget of $10 million of state funds to be dedicated to supporting stem cell research. The money would build a new research center at the Health Sciences Center of the University of New Mexico campus at Albuquerque (with ...

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