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House Nearly 40 Votes Short of Veto Override On Stem Cell Funding Bill



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As expected, the House of Representatives passed the bill to overturn President Bush's embryonic stem cell funding bill. But the last election only amounted to a gain of 15 additional votes in support of the bill, from the previous high of 238 to a current total of 253. It takes 290 votes to overturn. So, at least for now, the President's expected veto is likely to hold.


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