Senate delays stem-cell bill hearing

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has postponed Wednesday's hearing on Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch's Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010. The panel was also supposed to take action on the nomination of Subra Suresh to be director of the National Science Foundation.

A committee staffer says the hearings won't occur this week but may be rescheduled for next week.