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Entry Title Date
Detention Of Daniel Chong July 29, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"The DEA is entrusted with a lot of responsibility and authority. We ask the DEA to enforce our drug laws. We ask the DEA to protect our communities. The DEA has a very tough job. The Obama administration is not making that job any easier because this administration is undermining the DEA by turning a blind eye to illegal marijuana trafficking. It is trying to release convicted drug dealers from our prisons. It is trying to reduce the criminal penalties and minimum mandatory sentences for drug dealers who are still on the streets peddling death in our communities. So I understand these are very challenging times for the DEA."
Home Rule For The District Of Columbia July 25, 2014
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Then there is another amendment from Representative Andy Harris, an amendment that flies in the face of what is occurring across the country, of course, as 18 States long before the District of Columbia decriminalized their marijuana laws. So, too, has the District of Columbia. But this Member is seeking to meddle in the affairs of the District of Columbia—the local affairs, local matters—and to somehow keep the local legislature from passing a local law just like the laws of those 18 States."
H.R. 5016, “Financial Services And General Government Appropriations Act” July 17, 2014
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"I was pleased to see the rejection of an amendment offered by Representative Fleming, which would have rolled back the Administration’s guidance to banks seeking to provide services to state-legal marijuana businesses, and the adoption of an amendment offered by Representative Heck, which will increase access to these services. These were two strong votes to stop forcing state-legal marijuana businesses to operate only in cash, a situation that is unsafe and invites illegal activity. This was a victory for commonsense reform."
Financial Services And General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 July 16, 2014
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"In addition to that contradiction, Mr. Chair, I would note that the conservative crowd that says, “the level of government closest to the people governs best,” is poised to overturn a decision by the local government right here in the District of Columbia. Twenty-three states—nearly 1/3rd of which have Republican governors—and the District have decriminalized the limited use of marijuana. In fact, the home state of this provision’s sponsor is one of those states, but the reach of Congressional Republicans under this bill does not allow them to interfere with the decision of his home state or that of other states. They can, however, restrict the use of funds provided to DC, and so we’re doing so simply because we can. There is no merit or consistency in this action, which is nothing more than a raw power grab by House Republicans, who continue to block attempt by the citizens of the District of Columbia to exercise local control."
Financial Services And General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 July 15, 2014
Ander Crenshaw, R-FL
"Well, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and let me see if I got this straight. Right now, manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Right?"

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