Thursday, May 25, 2006
May 23, 2006 Tuesday
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI (D-CA), HOUSE MINORITY LEADER, DELIVERS REMARKS ON STEM CELL RESEARCH
REPRESENTATIVE PELOSI DELIVERS REMARKS ON STEM CELL RESEARCH,
AS RELEASED BY THE HOUSE MINORITY LEADER'S OFFICE
MAY 23, 2006
SPEAKER: U.S. REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI (D-CA),
HOUSE MINORITY LEADER
PELOSI: Tomorrow, we will observe the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005. The champion for that act is with us here today, Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado.
The stem cell research that Congresswoman DeGette has championed has the power to cure. Every family in America is one telephone call or one diagnosis away from needing this critical research. We are hoping as we observe this one-year anniversary of the bill's passage in the House that the Senate will take action to send the bill to the President's desk and give hope to the American people. It is what Americans want in overwhelming numbers. It is about good solid science, good ethical guidelines, and about keeping Americans healthy.
We are bound together today around a picture of Henry and his parents, Laurie Stongin and Allen Goldberg, who will tell their story. But Henry's time with his loving parents was cut far too short. Because of a genetic disease called Fanconi anemia, Henry passed away in 2002, at just 7 years old. It is in tribute to Henry and so many others that stem cell research has the power to cure that we hope this bill will be passed.
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