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Shadow Of Veto Clouds Senate Stem-Cell Vote

Law360 (July 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A controversial bill that would expand federal funding for stem-cell research will likely pass the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, setting the stage for President Bush’s first veto.

The bill, which has divided legislators and the American public, would ease restrictions that allow federal money to only be spent on embryonic-cell lines created before August 2001. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure last year by a vote of 238-194.

The Senate is actually scheduled to vote on three bills concerning stem cells, but H.R. 810...
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