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2006-07-19 13:17:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he used his first veto to block legislation expanding embryonic stem cell research, putting him at odds with top scientists, most Americans and some in his own Republican Party. "It crosses a moral boundary," Bush said. Bush acted after the U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the legislation, which has also been passed by the House of Representatives. But neither chamber expects to have the two-thirds majority needed to...

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2006-07-19 13:20:00

WASHINGTON - President Bush cast the first veto of his 5 1/2-year presidency Wednesday, saying legislation easing limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research "crosses a moral boundary" and is wrong. "This bill would support the taking of innocent human life of the hope of finding medical benefits for others," Bush said at a White House event where he was surrounded by 18 families who "adopted" frozen embryos not used by other couples, and then used those leftover embryos...

2006-07-18 15:58:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would expand embryonic stem cell research, which President George W. Bush has vowed to veto. Backers of the bipartisan bill, already approved by the House of Representatives, acknowledge they do not have the two-thirds majority necessary to override the veto in both the House and the Senate.

2005-07-31 17:11:24

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An expansion of federally funded embryonic stem cell research could pass the U.S. Senate with a veto-proof margin now that the chamber's leader backs the idea, a leading sponsor of the effort said on Sunday. But it may be harder getting the super-majority needed to override a possible presidential veto in the House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter said. Specter said the decision last week by Senate Majority Leader Bill...

2005-07-31 12:02:50

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An expansion of federally funded embryonic stem cell research could pass the U.S. Senate with a veto-proof margin now that the chamber's leader backs the idea, a leading sponsor of the effort said on Sunday. But it may be harder getting the super-majority needed to override a possible presidential veto in the House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter said. Specter said the decision last week by Senate Majority Leader Bill...

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2005-05-25 14:55:00

WASHINGTON -- Illinois Senator Arlen Specter, newly bald from chemotherapy treatments for Hodgkin's disease, held himself up on Wednesday as Exhibit A for the possible benefits of embryonic stem cell research. A day after the House voted to overturn President Bush's prohibition on federal funding for research using cells from human embryos fertilized after 2001, Specter said similar action by the Senate would give hope to himself and others with Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and cancer. The...

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2005-05-24 17:55:00

WASHINGTON -- Ignoring threat of veto from President Bush, the House voted Tuesday to lift limits on embryonic stem cell research, a measure supporters said could accelerate cures for diseases but opponents viewed as akin to abortion. Bush called the bill a mistake and said he would veto it. The House approved it by a 238-194 vote, far short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a veto. "This bill would take us across a critical ethical line by creating new incentives...