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Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research.

I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans.

Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people.

Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.

Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.

Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases.

The Republicans in the House and the Bush administration are bankrupting this country.

But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.

The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It's bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.

The offshore ocean area under U.S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass, and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources.

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it.

What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt.

While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.

I think we have a moral obligation to our children that can be easily summarized: number one, protect them from harm.

Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean's surface remains a mystery, and our nation continues to rely on a confused, antiquated system of ocean governance.

By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!

Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.

I am confident that the British people will not be intimidated by terrorism.

In 1995, sanctions led Sudan to cut its ties with terrorists and expel Osama bin Laden.