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S. 5 (110th): Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Harry Reid

Sponsor. Senator for Nevada. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 3, 2007
Length: 3 pages
Jan 4, 2007
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Jun 20, 2007

This bill was vetoed by the President on June 20, 2007 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.


41 Cosponsors (34 Democrats, 5 Republicans, 2 Independents)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: S. 5 - Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 (Apr 10, 2007)

What legislators are saying

Stem Cell Research Bill; Deriving Stem Cells in a Positive Way to Save Lives
    — Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 11, 2007

Cardin deeply disappointed by president's decision to veto stem cell research bill
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 21, 2007

Inhofe praises supreme court endangered species act ruling
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Jun 25, 2007

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Jan 4, 2007

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 8, 2007
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 11, 2007
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jun 7, 2007
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jun 20, 2007

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

S. 5 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 5. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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