• 2018
  • Vermont will likely be the first state to take such an action this year, it is unlikely to be the last with New Jersey, Delaware, New Hampshire, Connecticut and others likely to give legalization legislation serious consideration during the 2018 legislative session. (crrh.org)
  • cocaine
  • The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 implemented the initial disparity, reflecting Congress's view that crack cocaine was a more dangerous and harmful drug than powder cocaine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further controversy surrounding the 100:1 ratio was a result of its description by some as being racially biased and contributing to a disproportionate number of African Americans being sentenced for crack cocaine offenses. (wikipedia.org)
  • 111th
  • In the 111th Congress, Boozman has introduced and the House of Representatives has passed the Veterans Retraining Act of 2009, which provides resources and training opportunities for unemployed veterans. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 111th Congress, Ryan has sided with a majority of Republicans in 93% of House votes in which he has participated, and has sided with the overall majority vote of all House votes 95% of the time. (wikipedia.org)
  • fetus
  • But the Senate rejected on a vote of 50 to 49 her amendment that would have allowed criminals to be charged with a second offense for harming a fetus or terminating a woman's pregnancy without granting new legal status to the fetus. (nytimes.com)
  • courts
  • We have to make enforcement happen through Congress and the courts, or there will be no point in making improvements. (davidswanson.org)
  • Since the District of Columbia's founding more than two centuries ago, the city's residents have been denied the democratic rights that Americans living in the 50 states take for granted, including voting representation in Congress and control over their own legislation, budgets, courts, and prison system. (mayfirst.org)
  • In 2006, Congress passed a Boozman-authored provision promoting an expanded role for drug courts in efforts to reduce drug abuse and recidivism. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1998
  • After the 1998 ballot measure, then-Rep. Bob Barr , a Republican from Georgia, amended the district's budget to keep money from being spent on the program, effectively blocking it. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Senate
  • Her mother, Susan McLane, was elected to the New Hampshire Senate as a Republican. (wikipedia.org)
  • Members of Congress have introduced several forms of this bill in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. (wikipedia.org)
  • On August 1, 2001 a mirror bill to the "Student Adjustment Act of 2001" was introduced in the Senate by Senator Orrin Hatch, also a Republican from Utah. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eid, a Republican who was appointed as Colorado's U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush, was named to the Indian Law and Order Commission by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and unanimously elected Chair by its nine members in April 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's as simple as that,'' said Senator Mike DeWine, Republican of Ohio and the chief Senate author of the measure. (nytimes.com)
  • His 28 years in Congress rank as the second-longest in Idaho history, trailing only William Borah, who served over 32 years in the Senate. (wikipedia.org)
  • He succeeded Republican Steve Symms, who was leaving the House to run for and win election to the Senate against incumbent Democrat Frank Church. (wikipedia.org)
  • UPDATE 01/09/18 1:30 PM Eastern: New Hampshire House Leadership, instead of sending the approved bill directly to the state Senate, has referred the legislation back to the House Ways and Means Committee. (crrh.org)
  • Boozman was elected to the United States Senate in 2010, defeating Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln by a 21-point margin and becoming the first Republican to be elected to the seat since Reconstruction. (wikipedia.org)
  • He took office in January 2011 and is the ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources, the Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space and the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior to her election to the United States Congress, Giffords served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 until 2003 and the Arizona State Senate from 2003 until 2005, when she resigned to run for the house seat held by then-Congressman Jim Kolbe. (wikipedia.org)
  • retroactive
  • If the ban on ex post facto laws is understood to include laws that grant retroactive immunity from prosecution, then Congress has been busy violating it by passing laws like the Military Commissions Act or the FISA Amendments Act, laws that claim to give immunity to past violators of crimes. (davidswanson.org)
  • congressional
  • The Boycott of Maryland's 1st District (also known as the Boycott of Ocean City and Boycott of the Eastern Shore) is a boycott of the 1st Congressional District of Maryland in response to 2014 congressional legislation that interfered with the ability of the District of Columbia to pass its own laws. (wikipedia.org)
  • Boozman was praised by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, earning the organization's Congressional Leadership Award in 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • chairman
  • In the 109th Congress, Boozman served as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, which focuses on ensuring veterans have a smooth transition to civilian life. (wikipedia.org)
  • offenders
  • Eventually, however, the money slowed to a trickle as the department stopped pushing the stamps and county prosecutors relied on other means of digging into the pockets of drug offenders. (drugs-forum.com)
  • members
  • On July 2, the ACLU and NAACP were among 41 other local and national organizations in delivering letters to all members of Congress urging them to oppose policy riders that would undermine the District's local autonomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Congress members get some lifetime benefits that virtually no other job in America offers to retired employees. (govtrack.us)
  • Due to national security concerns, other members of congress later revoked the privilege by the summer of 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • But such efforts were routinely overruled by conservative members of Congress , who wield unusual influence over the district's laws. (chicagotribune.com)
  • A number of members of Congress, notably Alexander Hamilton, cited the incident as evidence that the capital needed to be under the firm control of Congress, and this notion was soon the consensus among the early nation's leadership. (mayfirst.org)
  • This legislation is similar to a measure passed by members of the House of Representatives in neighboring Vermont last week. (crrh.org)
  • Democratic
  • The House passed the legislation the week before on a 269-to-151 vote, with enough Democratic support to sustain Obama's veto. (newsmax.com)
  • The bill's Bi-Partisan support from both the Republican and Democratic parties helped increase its likelihood of moving through committee hearings. (wikipedia.org)
  • criminal
  • It amends the federal criminal code to direct the court to impose a sentence for certain offenses with discretionary regard to any statuary minimum sentence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Every year, my office prosecutes several hundred defendants who have violated criminal laws passed by Congress. (typepad.com)
  • U.S. Federal and local drug enforcement agents have discovered that numerous non-citizen narcotics traffickers obtain Matricula Consular cards using aliases and that their use in the United States presents the U.S. with a serious criminal threat. (wikipedia.org)
  • former
  • Two other Boggs candidates were defeated, including State Senator Chester J. Coco of Marksville for attorney general, who lost to Fred S. LeBlanc, the former mayor of Baton Rouge, and Douglas Fowler of Coushatta, defeated by Allison Kolb of Baton Rouge, who later switched to Republican affiliation. (wikipedia.org)
  • bills
  • There are 2 related bills in Congress. (govtrack.us)
  • He was an advocate for drug policy issues and chaired the Veteran Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, where he led the passage of bills expanding services for unemployed veterans. (wikipedia.org)
  • reform
  • Determined to maintain anti-drug orthodoxy, the DEA is running wild in the laboratories of democracy, smashing experiments in reform and injuring innocent bystanders. (cannabisnews.com)
  • Ryan has an interest in political economics and has been a thought leader in Congress on issues of budget reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • California
  • That's about 100 times fewer patients, on a per capita basis, than states such as California or Oregon, where the drug can also be legally used to alleviate illnesses. (chicagotribune.com)
  • member
  • At the time he was elected he was, at twenty-six, the youngest member of Congress. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because you are a member of panel , your positions on legislation and notes below will be shared with the panel administrators. (govtrack.us)
  • He is a member of the Republican Party. (wikipedia.org)
  • He is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to serving in Congress, Craig has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association since 1983. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tucson faces the toughest challenges in the drug war,' U.S. Rep. Harold Rogers, a Republican from Kentucky and a ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee on Defense, said last week during a hearing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. (drugs-forum.com)
  • 2002
  • It's winnable for a Republican - George Pataki won the district handily in 2002 against a well known and popular Democrat. (wredlich.com)
  • governor
  • citation needed] In early 1994, Republican Governor Pete Wilson appointed DeSaulnier, then a fellow Republican, to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors district 4, filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of Supervisor Sunne McPeak. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • There have been about 1,000 drug-related deaths so far this year, suggesting the violence may be worse in Mexico than in 2008, when more than 6,000 drug-related killings occurred across the country. (drugs-forum.com)
  • terms
  • Edits include language to define a serious violent felony and reducing the terms on a number of drug offenses. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is tempting to see the dramatic change of attitude by the US administration towards Mexico's drug trade in similar terms. (drugs-forum.com)
  • role
  • is amended- (1)in section 102 (21 U.S.C. 802), by adding at the end the following: (57)The term "courier" means a defendant whose role in the offense was limited to transporting or storing drugs or money. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some suggest that it is Congress' role to tell researchers what kinds of cells to use. (ontheissues.org)
  • laws
  • I thought our drug laws were silly, but you don't realize how big of a problem you're facing until it really gets brought home for you in your community. (drugs-forum.com)
  • No such talk has been seriously floated in Alabama, where drug laws continue to be some of the harshest in the nation. (drugs-forum.com)
  • national
  • He used agencies including the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Park Service, the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Education (DOE), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of the Surgeon General to promote the establishment of a religion. (davidswanson.org)
  • Just after the end of the American Revolution, as Congress was gathered in Philadelphia debating, among other issues, where to locate the permanent seat of government, an incident occurred that influenced the future course of relations between the national government and the not-yet-embryonic capital city. (mayfirst.org)
  • illegal
  • They were meant to be a means for the state to generate income from the illegal drug trade, but in recent times they've produced next to nothing, according to state revenue officials. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Not surprisingly, drug dealers never warmed to the idea of buying excise stamps for their wares, which remained illegal. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade,' she said. (drugs-forum.com)
  • vote
  • DC Vote Director Kimberly Perry explained that while District residents may not have a vote in Congress, they can vote with their wallets. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was elected as a Republican in 1904 with 58 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Henry Hollis. (wikipedia.org)
  • threat
  • The University of New Hampshire Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program's coordinator called the rescheduling of Rohypnol an "imperative," as the drug "poses an imminent and serious threat to public health and safety. (wikipedia.org)
  • He said authorities do not automatically arrest drug buyers in undercover operations, especially if they are part of a larger investigation, agree to cooperate and don't pose a threat to the public. (theoaklandpress.com)
  • Mexican
  • While Congress is considering major spending requests for security along the Mexican border to help curb drug violence, others are proposing a less-expensive but, some say, dangerous solution: decriminalizing drugs. (drugs-forum.com)
  • For years the United States - although providing the consumers which have made Mexican drug-runners rich and selling most of the weapons which have made them such a formidable force - have not seemed to have seen the issue as a priority. (drugs-forum.com)
  • District
  • He is now running for Congress again as a Republican in Georgia's 11th District. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Their grievance: As part of the deal to prevent a shutdown of the federal government, Congress - with the acquiescence of President Obama - had just banned the District from using its own money to pay for abortions for low-income women, and had revived a private-school voucher program that many local officials and residents opposed. (mayfirst.org)
  • to exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States. (mayfirst.org)
  • money
  • He raised large sums of money on the Internet with so-called "money bombs," raising more than any other Republican candidate in the 4th Quarter of 2007. (wredlich.com)
  • dispensary
  • Michelle Hill, a patient at another dispensary, Metropolitan Wellness Center, said the drug helped with the severe spasms she suffered because of a spinal cord ailment. (chicagotribune.com)
  • back
  • In June 1783 a group of armed Continental Army soldiers marched on the State House, seat of both Congress and the Pennsylvania Executive Council, demanding back pay for their service in the Revolution. (mayfirst.org)
  • Party
  • His budget proposals were embraced by many of the Tea Party movement freshman Representatives elected to Congress in the 2010 midterm elections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the Board of Supervisors is a non-partisan office, DeSaulnier was active in Republican party affairs during much of his tenure as county supervisor. (wikipedia.org)