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Colo. Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Permit Stem Cell Research
Politico reports that as "Congress prepares to return for a limited pre-election agenda, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) said she has picked up wide support for her bill to permit embryonic stem-cell research and expects it will pass this month. Although it has been strongly opposed by anti-abortion activists, she voiced confidence that the measure will be a political boost for its backers as well as good policy. Her proposal has gained additional urgency following the Aug. 23 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's March 2009 executive order that expanded federal funding for human stem-cell research" (Cohen, 9/3).
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