We won! Stem Cell Bill Passed the House: A Message from the Christopher Reeve Action Network

We did it. In a landmark vote that gives hope to millions of patients throughout the nation, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to expand the federal stem cell policy–a highly restrictive policy announced by President Bush in August 2001. The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 810) passed 238-194.
Your efforts made the difference! Many Representatives commented on how their offices were flooded with calls and letters overwhelmingly supportive of the bill. All we can say is thank you for your time and effort.
With this victory, we’re now changing our focus to the Senate, where support for the bill is bipartisan and strong. We’re confident that The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (S.471) has a great shot at passing, but we’ll definitely need your help in building on today’s momentum for this bill to become law.
But for today, let’s celebrate our victory and thank our friends. Please send a letter thanking the cosponsors of this legislation, Representatives Michael Castle (R-DE) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), and all our champions in Congress for their great leadership in this historic vote. See if your Member voted for the bill and send a thank you letter for their support. We are grateful to all the Members of the House who heard the concerns of the people and voted to support this historic legislation. Their actions will help move this vital research forward and provide hope to millions of Americans.

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