S. 5 - Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

Medicine. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo. (by CRS) 
Status:
The president has vetoed the bill. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on April 11, 2007.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 63 voted NO: 34
3 voted present/not voting

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

S. 5 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.
Other Titles
  • Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007
  • Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007
  • Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007
Sponsor
Harry Reid
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Medicine
  • Administrative procedure
  • Budgets
  • Congress
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Cytology
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Executive departments
  • Federal aid to research
  • Genetic research
  • Genetics
  • Human embryology
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Informed consent (Medical law)
  • Law
  • Medical care
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical research
  • Research grants
  • Science policy
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/04/2007
Passed Senate4/11/2007
Passed House6/07/2007
Vetoed by President6/20/2007
Vetoed by Governor6/20/2007
Vetoed by Governor6/20/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - S. 54/11/2007This bill PASSED the Senate
63 voted YES 34 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Commit with Instructions: S 5 Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act6/07/2007This motion DID NOT PASS the House
180 voted YES 242 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - S 5 Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act6/07/2007This bill PASSED the House
247 voted YES 176 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/04/2007
1/04/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S9-11)
1/04/2007Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar1/08/2007Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 3.
3/29/2007Star Print ordered on on the bill.
4/10/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
4/11/2007Considered by Senate.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/11/2007On Passage - Senate - S. 5
4/12/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
4/16/2007Received in the House.
4/16/2007Held at the desk.
6/06/2007Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 464 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S. 5 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. All points of order against the bill and against its consideration are waived except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. A motion to commit is in order.
Presented to President6/07/2007Cleared for White House.
6/07/2007Rule H. Res. 464 passed House.
6/07/2007Rule provides for consideration of S. 5 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. All points of order against the bill and against its consideration are waived except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. A motion to commit is in order.
6/07/2007Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 464.
6/07/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 5.
6/07/2007The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6/07/2007Mr. Gingrey moved to commit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
6/07/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gingrey motion to commit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment in the nature of a substitute inserting a complete new text entitled "Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act of 2007."
6/07/2007The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6142-6143; text: H6141)
select this voteVote6/07/2007On Motion to Commit with Instructions: S 5 Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage6/07/2007On Passage - House - S 5 Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
Presented to President6/12/2007Presented to President.
6/20/2007Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
Vetoed6/20/2007Vetoed by President.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

34% less
$6,587
$68,144
$4,814
YES$79,545
$2,253
$118,106
$912
NO$121,271

opposed this bill

Abortion policy/Pro-Life [About]
Christian Conservative [About]
Average given to Senators who voted:
$304
$106
YES$411
36 times as much
$10,013
$4,935
NO$14,948
5 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007: On Passage - Senate - S. 5

5 organizations supported this bill

American Society of Hematology
(n.d.). American Society of Hematology; "Senate Passes Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. . ."; 4-11-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
Association of American Medical Colleges
(n.d.). Association of American Medical Colleges; Advocacy Letter; 4-9-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
Colorectal Cancer Coalition
(n.d.). Colorectal Cancer Coalition; "Take Action on S5"; 4-10-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
Huntington's Disease Advocacy Center
(n.d.). Huntington's Disease Advocacy Center; " Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act"; 4-10-07 . Retrieved n.d., from .
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
(n.d.). National Spinal Cord Injury Association; "Senate Passes Stem Cell Enhancement Act"; 5-1-07. Retrieved n.d., from .

2 organizations opposed this bill

Focus on the Family
(n.d.). Focus on the Family Action; "Thank the President for Taking a Strong Pro-Life Stand";. Retrieved n.d., from .
Susan B. Anthony List
(n.d.). Susan B. Anthony List; "Urge Congress to Sustain President's Veto of S.5"; . Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposedsort icon
Vote
Mel MartinezRFL$148,394$114,828No
John ThuneRSD$180,649$83,992No
Jim DeMintRSC$335,564$55,618No
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$122,317$55,263No
Tom CoburnROK$171,130$42,700No
Sam BrownbackRKS$29,400$41,650No
John SununuRNH$44,350$41,180No
David VitterRLA$154,700$34,950No
Richard BurrRNC$361,575$25,875Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$60,975$8,700No
John CornynRTX$351,868$6,555No
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$176,150$5,900No
Jon KylRAZ$307,270$5,100No
Jim InhofeROK$48,300$3,800No
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$251,350$2,650No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,558$1,750No
Bob CorkerRTN$116,050$1,000No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$251,529$1,000No
Norm ColemanRMN$194,550$1,000No
Mike EnziRWY$67,999$500No
John EnsignRNV$127,500$100No
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$250$0No
Amy KlobucharDMN$40,350$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$108,350$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$259,013$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$71,250$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$48,184$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$44,293$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$198,149$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$13,404$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$50,201$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$126,900$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$6,500$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$70,500$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$40,750$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$39,300$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$140,700$0No
Chester Trent LottRMS$53,640$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$48,550$0Not Voting
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$83,699$0No
Chuck HagelRNE$8,800$0No
Chuck SchumerDNY$35,450$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$59,300$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$99,185$0Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$54,000$0No
Dan InouyeDHI$13,800$0Yes
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,500$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$85,349$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$59,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$82,274$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$26,700$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$85,151$0No
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$34,050$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$111,633$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$123,300$0No
Gordon SmithROR$153,776$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$87,200$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$231,438$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$111,760$0No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$98,998$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$139,950$0No
Jim WebbDVA$19,950$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$25,600$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$72,300$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$91,850$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$102,100$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$55,620$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$17,250$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$1,000$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$137,200$0No
Jon TesterDMT$38,050$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$101,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$78,800$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$52,752$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$-1,000$0No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$85,400$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$48,400$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$53,400$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$91,808$0Not Voting
Max BaucusDMT$277,208$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$28,100$0No
Olympia SnoweRME$75,849$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$93,650$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$9,500$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$60,300$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$7,700$0No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$15,000$0No
Robert ByrdDWV$15,350$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$39,125$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$99,357$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$16,800$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$308,399$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$142,169$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$78,381$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$14,200$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$70,587$0Not Voting
Tom CarperDDE$30,100$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$157,699$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$34,000$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,500$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$108,350$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$250$0No
Max BaucusDMT$277,208$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$50,201$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$6,500$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$25,600$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$98,998$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$83,699$0No
Barbara BoxerDCA$44,293$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$308,399$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$29,400$41,650No
Jim BunningRKY$139,950$0No
Richard BurrRNC$361,575$25,875Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$15,350$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$48,400$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$198,149$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$30,100$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$60,975$8,700No
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$176,150$5,900No
Hillary ClintonDNY$231,438$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$171,130$42,700No
William Thad CochranRMS$34,000$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$194,550$1,000No
Susan M. CollinsRME$142,169$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$111,633$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$116,050$1,000No
John CornynRTX$351,868$6,555No
Larry CraigRID$-1,000$0No
Mike CrapoRID$28,100$0No
Jim DeMintRSC$335,564$55,618No
Chris DoddDCT$48,550$0Not Voting
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$122,317$55,263No
Pete DomeniciRNM$7,700$0No
Byron DorganDND$40,750$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$82,274$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$127,500$100No
Mike EnziRWY$67,999$500No
Russ FeingoldDWI$99,357$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$59,250$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,558$1,750No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$251,529$1,000No
Judd GreggRNH$101,500$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$8,800$0No
Tom HarkinDIA$157,699$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$93,650$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$78,800$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$48,300$3,800No
Dan InouyeDHI$13,800$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$137,200$0No
Tim JohnsonDSD$70,587$0Not Voting
Ted KennedyDMA$78,381$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$55,620$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$40,350$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$307,270$5,100No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$91,808$0Not Voting
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$34,050$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$9,500$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$39,300$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$72,300$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$126,900$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$53,640$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$26,700$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$148,394$114,828No
John McCainRAZ$17,250$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$59,300$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$251,350$2,650No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$70,500$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$48,184$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$85,400$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$60,300$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$85,151$0No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$99,185$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$71,250$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$53,400$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$91,850$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$87,200$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$140,700$0No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$102,100$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$52,752$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$13,404$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$35,450$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$111,760$0No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$15,000$0No
Gordon SmithROR$153,776$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$75,849$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$259,013$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$85,349$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$14,200$0Yes
John SununuRNH$44,350$41,180No
Jon TesterDMT$38,050$0Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$54,000$0No
John ThuneRSD$180,649$83,992No
David VitterRLA$154,700$34,950No
George VoinovichROH$123,300$0No
John WarnerRVA$1,000$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$19,950$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$16,800$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$39,125$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$8,491,529
Health & welfare policy$515,981
Medical schools$337,969

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Abortion policy/Pro-Life$359,629
Christian Conservative$174,482
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