Human Exceptionalism

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

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.