Stem Cell Bill Passes House: Presidential Veto Looms Based on an article written by David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times- the United States House of Representatives voted to extend research efforts on Stem Cells. President Bush threatens to veto any bill that passes Congress. Speaking of the drive to steer the country toward Federally funded Stem Cell Research- Representative Diana DeGette, a Democrat from Colorado said- `By January 2009, we will have a president who favors embryonic Stem Cell Research.` Advocates of Stem Cell Research insist that cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer`s disease, Parkinson`s disease and some oter medical maladies can benefit from this type of investigation. In opposition to financing investigations on Stem Cells- social conservatives contend that- ``destroying any human embryo means taking a life. Some compare the bill`s stipulations about using leftover embryos to financing deadly research experimenmts on death-row inmates. Supporting research on leftover embryos `will create a market for the express purpose of killing them` said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Some House Republicans subscribe to the philosophy that Stem Cells extracted from adults or removed from amnoiotic fluid could serve as alternatives to human embryos. Back in 2001, President Bush proclaimed an Executive Order that banned the use of Federal Resources for research on Stem Cells extracted from embryos. The Federal Government outlayed $ 130 million on Embryonic Stem Cells from existing lines. Researchers spent $ 3 billion on Stem Cell Research of every kind, according to the White House.