Press Release

Senator Gillibrand Statement on President Obama’s Plan to Lift the Ban on Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research

Mar 6, 2009

Washington, D.C. – As
President Obama plans to lift the ban on federal funding for embryonic
stem cell research, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the
following statement:

“Stem cell research holds the promise to cure some of humanity’s oldest and deadliest diseases.

is no greater heartbreak than watching a family member or a loved one
suffer from a disease like Parkinson’s or Juvenile Diabetes, knowing
that there is research out there that can one day provide a cure.

know there are medical institutions and experts across New York that
have been waiting for this change and will benefit from the flow of
federal dollars.  I applaud President Obama for delivering swift action
on this and I look forward to working with his administration to invest
in life-saving research.”

While in Congress, Senator Gillibrand voted to repeal President Bush’s ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.