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The Hyde Amendment

I created a digital timeline showing how a bill (The Hyde Amendment) became a law.

Below is a link to my dropbox which contains my digital timeline.


Bibliography :


1. N/a, . "Report: Hyde Amendment not enforced." UPI, 09/28/2010. Web. 9 Nov 2010.



2. Franke-Ruta, Franke-Ruta. "A new push against Hyde amendment faces some high hurdles." The Washington Post. The Washington Post, 03/22/2010. Web. 9 Nov 2010.



3. Kissling, Frances. "Pass healthcare reform -- then repeal Hyde!." Salon, 03/21/2010. Web. 9 Nov 2010.



4. Eggen, Dan. "Abortion Opponents Criticize Health Reform Bills." The Washington Post. The Washington Post, 07/23/2009. Web. 9 Nov 2010.



5. The Oyez Project, Harris v. McRae , 448 U.S. 297 (1980) 
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6. Abramowitz, Elkan. "The Hyde Amendment: Congress Creates a Toehold for Curbing Wrongful Prosecution ." National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. NACDL, 03/1998. Web. 9 Nov 2010.


7. The Oyez Project, Roe v. Wade , 410 U.S. 113 (1973) 
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Benchmark #1: The Story of H.R. 810 (The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005)

For our first quarter benchmark in American Government, we were tasked with telling the story of one bill's journey to becoming a law.  I chose to research the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, which sought to overturn President Bush's 2001 policy, which halted federal funding for stem cell research on new embryos.  The story contained a few twists and the journey was influenced by many outside parties.  

Below is the link to my comic book.  Once it opens, simply click the thumbnail to view the entire book. 

H.R. 810: The Story of a Controversial Bill's Fall from Grace:

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