Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bush vetoes Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005

President George W. Bush just vetoed his first bill of his presidency, the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005." You can read his veto online. If you would like to know more about the reasons behind his decision he has released a fact sheet on the "President's Stem Cell Research Policy" as well as a transcript of today's discussion on this policy. President's have been using the power of the veto since George Washington who exercised the veto 2 times. To see a Clerk of the House of Representatives has a website on Presidential vetoes. Franklin D. Roosevelt used the veto the most with 635 vetoes, so Bush will have to work hard to catch up with his lead. To read more about this bill and the veto, check out the Washington Post article "In First Veto, Bush Blocks Stem Cell Bill."

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