No action in Senate or House

On October 6, Mr. Bayh from Indiana was added was added as a cosponsor of S. 1317, a bill to provide for the collection and maintenance of cord blood units for the treatment of patients and research, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Cell Transplantation Program to increase the number of transplants for recipients suitable matched to donors of bone marrow and cord blood.

The Senate finished  its session October 7 with approval of H.R. 2863 As Amended; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006. The only mention of stem cell on that day was a comment made by one person about someone else. No relevance to our interest in when stem cell research might be debated.

Now they're on a break until the 17th.

Marie Godfrey, PhD

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