Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 31 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase
incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Cosponsor the AG RESEARCH Act (H.R. 6474) and Help Landgrant Universities

Agriculture plays a vital role in our economy. In 2015, agriculture and related industries contributed $992 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product (5.5 percent total GDP) and provided 21 million jobs (11 percent of total U.S. employment).  However, when
it comes to schools of agriculture, recent reports have shed light on the critical infrastructure needs all across the nation. One study, supported by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and published by Sightlines, LLC in October
2015 estimated that the deferred maintenance backlog at schools of agriculture totaled $8.4 billion. Each year USDA provides over $1.5 billion in research funding to schools of agriculture. Despite investing in agricultural research and development, federal
funds have not recently been made available for infrastructure needs. According to the Sightlines study, 80 percent of schools of agriculture are making infrastructure investments below what is required to stabilize or reduce the maintenance backlog.

Current Cosponsors: Gabbard, Sandford Bishop, Pocan, Lujan Grisham, Espaillat, DeLauro, Grijalva, Bennie Thompson, Hanabusa, Tim Ryan, Jackson Lee, Holmes-Norton, Carbajal, McGovern, DeFazio, Bordallo, Pingree, Velázquez, Takano

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Support Accountability for Burn Pit Exposure

Please join me in cosponsoring the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.
5671), to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over
140,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more servicemembers affected. Exposure can produce
serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis the
‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.

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Co-Sponsor Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s H.R. 3671

In response to the ongoing urgent need to address the challenges associated with climate change, I invite you to join me in co-sponsoring the OFF Act which calls for a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035, with an 80% interim benchmark by 2027.

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Co-Sponsor the Marijuana Data Collection Act

The Marijuana Data Collection Act (H.R. 6495) would create a federally recognized report by a neutral arbitrator on the status of state-legal marijuana programs, both medical and non-medical use, and their effect upon public health, safety, and the economy.

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 31 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase
incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

Read More

Cosponsor the AG RESEARCH Act (H.R. 6474) and Help Landgrant Universities

Agriculture plays a vital role in our economy. In 2015, agriculture and related industries contributed $992 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product (5.5 percent total GDP) and provided 21 million jobs (11 percent of total U.S. employment). However, when
it comes to schools of agriculture, recent reports have shed light on the critical infrastructure needs all across the nation. One study, supported by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and published by Sightlines, LLC in October
2015 estimated that the deferred maintenance backlog at schools of agriculture totaled $8.4 billion. Each year USDA provides over $1.5 billion in research funding to schools of agriculture. Despite investing in agricultural research and development, federal
funds have not recently been made available for infrastructure needs. According to the Sightlines study, 80 percent of schools of agriculture are making infrastructure investments below what is required to stabilize or reduce the maintenance backlog.

Current Cosponsors: Gabbard, Sandford Bishop, Pocan, Lujan Grisham, Espaillat, DeLauro, Grijalva, Bennie Thompson, Hanabusa, Tim Ryan, Jackson Lee, Holmes-Norton, Carbajal, McGovern, DeFazio, Bordallo, Pingree, Velázquez, Takano

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Co-Sponsor the Marijuana Data Collection Act

The Marijuana Data Collection Act (H.R. 6495) would create a federally recognized report by a neutral arbitrator on the status of state-legal marijuana programs, both medical and non-medical use, and their effect upon public health, safety, and the economy.

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