Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today issued the following statement in response to President George W. Bush’s veto of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007:
“Embryonic stem cell research holds the potential to help millions of Americans who have debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes.
I am extremely disappointed that President Bush has chosen once again to veto this
bipartisan legislation, leaving millions of Americans without the benefit of potentially life-saving research.
“The President’s flawed policy is hindering both scientific research and America’s standing as a leader in the fields of science and medicine.
S. 5 would enable thousands of American scientists to move forward with promising research projects this year.
Unfortunately, because of the President’s veto, that will not happen.
I will continue to work for enactment of this legislation, which holds out hope for millions of patients suffering from debilitating diseases and injuries.”