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The bioethics agenda

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Sam Brownback links [(Washington Post) Conservatives Draft a 'Bioethics Agenda' for President:][1] "Frustrated by Congress's failure to ban human cloning or place even modest limits on human embryo research, a group of influential conservatives have drafted a broad "bioethics agenda" for President Bush's second term and have begun the delicate task of building a political coalition to support it. ... In an unusual instance of open divisiveness among Bush's conservative base, the nascent agenda is under attack by a variety of opponents of embryo research, including Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)."[(UPI) Bhutto missile story raises Hill hackles:][2] "Members of the U.S. Congress reacted with concern Monday to a report that North Korean missile blueprints had been couriered to Pakistan for use in its missile program by Benazir Bhutto while she was prime minister. ... Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sam Brownback, R-Kan., said Bhutto's disclosure points up the need for a stricter regime of international controls governing the spread of nuclear and missile technology." (Note: UPI is incorrect -- Brownback is no longer a member of the committee.) Jerry Moran links [(USAgNet) U.S., Japan Step Up Political Posturing Over Beef Trade:][3] "Congressman Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House asking Japan to reopen its markets to domestic beef, according to the Wichita Business Journal. Moran's district in the western two thirds of Kansas is the top beef-producing Congressional district in the United States."How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][4] [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15569-2005Mar7.html [2]: http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050307-032918-8706r.htm [3]: http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-national.cfm?Id=249&yr=2005 [4]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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