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Stem Cell Research Vote

The Stem Cell Research bill (S-5) was voted on yesterday and passed in D.C.  Below is more information, showing who voted for or against, and more.

Murray and Cantwell (our U.S. Senators in D.C.) are bolded and red, they voted for Stem cell research.  Were your views represented?  Post your opinion! 



S. 5; Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 


On Passage of the Bill


Senate Roll Call No. 127

110th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 63-34 (see complete tally below)


By 63 yeas and 34 nays (Vote No. 127), Senate passed S. 5, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research, and pursuant to the order of March 29, 2007, requiring 60 votes for the passage of this bill, it is passed.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 127

Votes For : 63

Votes Against : 34

Not Voting : 3

Click on link above to see a map of the U.S. and which states voted for and against it. 

In the blue are some people that everyone knows about. Hillary, Obama, and Kerry voted for it.  Are there any others that I missed?

Yea : 63 Members Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Ted Stevens (R-AK) Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Mark Pryor (D-AR) John McCain (R-AZ) Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Ken Salazar (D-CO)J oseph Lieberman (I-CT) Joseph Biden (D-DE) Thomas Carper (D-DE) Bill Nelson (D-FL) Daniel Akaka (D-HI) Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Tom Harkin (D-IA) Richard Durbin (D-IL) Barack Obama (D-IL) Evan Bayh (D-IN) Richard Lugar (R-IN)Edward Kennedy (D-MA) John Kerry (D-MA) Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Susan Collins (R-ME) Olympia Snowe (R-ME) Carl Levin (D-MI) Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Thad Cochran (R-MS)Trent Lott (R-MS) Max Baucus (D-MT) Jon Tester (D-MT) Richard Burr (R-NC) Kent Conrad (D-ND) Byron Dorgan (D-ND)J udd Gregg (R-NH) Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)Robert Menendez (D-NJ) Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Harry Reid (D-NV) Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Charles Schumer (D-NY) Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Gordon Smith (R-OR) Ron Wyden (D-OR) Arlen Specter (R-PA) Jack Reed (D-RI) Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) Robert Bennett (R-UT) Orrin Hatch (R-UT)John Warner (R-VA)James Webb (D-VA)Patrick Leahy (D-VT)Bernard Sanders (I-VT) Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Patty Murray (D-WA)Russ Feingold (D-WI)Herbert Kohl (D-WI)Robert Byrd (D-WV)John Rockefeller (D-WV)  

Nay : 34 Members Jeff Sessions (R-AL)Richard Shelby (R-AL)Jon Kyl (R-AZ)Wayne Allard (R-CO)Mel Martinez (R-FL)Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)Johnny Isakson (R-GA)Charles Grassley (R-IA)Larry Craig (R-ID)Mike Crapo (R-ID)Sam Brownback (R-KS)Pat Roberts (R-KS)Jim Bunning (R-KY)Mitch McConnell (R-KY)David Vitter (R-LA)Norm Coleman (R-MN) Christopher Bond (R-MO) Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)Chuck Hagel (R-NE)Ben Nelson (D-NE)John Sununu (R-NH)Pete Domenici (R-NM)John Ensign (R-NV)George Voinovich (R-OH)Tom Coburn (R-OK)James Inhofe (R-OK)Robert Casey (D-PA)Jim DeMint (R-SC)Lindsey Graham (R-SC)John Thune (R-SD)Bob Corker (R-TN)John Cornyn (R-TX)Michael Enzi (R-WY)Craig Thomas (R-WY)  

Not Voting : 3 Members
Christopher Dodd (D-CT)Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Tim Johnson (D-SD)


April 13, 2007 - Posted by | Political Updates


  1. Wow, this is quite sad! As long as our country forsakes the God, the creator and sustainer of life, and life itself. They will continue to disregard life and murder countless people with whatever excuses they can imagine. God forgive them, they do not know what they are doing! I just hope that this will not progress any further. Or if it does, that it immediately be turned around.

    Does anyone know if this passed in the House? What will it take for it to be rejected?

    Comment by Patrick | April 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. It has to be voted in the U.S. House, and President Bush has threatened to veto it. I don’t think there are enough legislators in the House and Senate to repass it with a 2/3 vote. So, we’re pretty safe… but, you never know with politics!

    Comment by Betsy | April 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. Other names to take note of who voted for it: John McCain (R-AZ)Arlen Specter (R-PA)Trent Lott (R-MS)

    Other names to take note of who voted against it: Sam Brownback (R-KS)Ben Nelson (D-NE)(because he is a D)Robert Casey (D-PA)(because he is also a d)

    It is sad. Republican and Democrat, they are all Keynesian.

    Comment by Jahothanan | April 13, 2007 | Reply

  4. Also, Joseph Biden (D that voted for it), Christopher Dodd (D that didn’t vote) are running for the 2008 Presidential election according to: http://www.politics1.com/p2008.htm

    Comment by Betsy | April 14, 2007 | Reply

  5. Does this mean (by looking at that graph) that stem cell research is approved? Is this a final decision?


    Comment by Lampie | April 23, 2007 | Reply

  6. Yes, it was voted on and passed, but President Bush has threatened to veto.

    Comment by Betsy | April 23, 2007 | Reply

  7. I’ll be praying that he does!


    Comment by Amy | April 28, 2007 | Reply

  8. […] it with a 2/3 majority.   If you recall, a couple months ago, the U.S. Senate passed this bill (https://rightorprivilege.wordpress.com/2007/04/13/stem-cell-research-vote/).  So, if you were confused like I was, it was just passed by the U.S. House now, and is going to […]

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