A News Release from the DNC:
Washington, DC - Today, in a move that will appease his right-wing political base, President Bush exercised his veto power for the first time in five years. Bush's veto blocks crucial legislation that would further life-saving stem cell research, and in the process, denies hope to millions of Americans.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement:
"With one stroke of his pen, President Bush has once again denied hope to millions of Americans and their families who suffer from Diabetes, spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer's. Republicans in Congress must now show their commitment to hope and sound science by overriding the President's veto of this critical, life-saving, bi-partisan bill. Democrats are committed to providing millions of Americans with the hope of new cures and treatments that stem cell research offers."