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*  Fair Sentencing Act - Wikipedia
Some members of Congress opposed the Act. Lamar S. Smith (R-TX), the top-ranking Republican on the United States House ... The sentencing disparity between these two drug offenses is perceived by a number of commentators as racially biased. In 1995, ... Congress first proposed bipartisan legislation to reform crack cocaine sentencing in 2001, when Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) ... The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that implementing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 will reduce the prison ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Sentencing_Act
*  Matrícula Consular - Wikipedia
Republican) stated that the use of MCAS cards by illegal aliens weakens the measures established by the U.S. Congress after "9/ ... Anti-matrícula proposal defeated (archived from the original on 2009-02-20) Congressional Committee (archived from the original ... "Consular Identification Cards: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications, the Mexican Case, and Related Legislation" (PDF). ... Federal and local drug enforcement agents have discovered that numerous non-citizen narcotics traffickers obtain Matricula ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matr%C3%ADcula_Consular
*  Ann McLane Kuster - Wikipedia
In 1980, she ran for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district, but got second place in the crowded Republican primary with 25 ... "Representative Kuster's Legislation". Library of Congress. Retrieved November 28, 2014. The Last Dance: Facing Alzheimer's with ... Kuster also fought proposed legislation that would prohibit drug makers from offering discounted drugs unless the discounts ... and driving offenses, as Schedule 1 Controlled Substances, making them illegal to possess. The University of New Hampshire ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_McLane_Kuster
*  Protecting Our Communities from Gang Violence Act of 2018 (H.R. 5065) - GovTrack.us
In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress. ... work=Legislation. ,publisher=GovTrack.us. ,quote=Protecting Our ... Representative for New York's 1st congressional district. Republican.. Read Text » Last Updated: Feb 15, 2018 Length: 8 pages ... This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally ... GovTrack.us is an independent website tracking the status of legislation in the United States Congress and helping you ...
  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr5065
*  Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017 (S. 1129) - GovTrack.us
In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress. ... work=Legislation. ,publisher=GovTrack.us. ,quote=Coast Guard ... Congressional Misconduct. *How does a bill become a law?. *What is the law? ... This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally ... 1. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates about legislation in Congress. ...
  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s1129
*  Troy Eid - Wikipedia
Eid, a Republican who was appointed as Colorado's U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush, was named to the Indian Law and ... At an August 26 press conference, Eid dismissed the trio as drug addicts and said the "meth heads were not a true threat to the ... On November 15, 2013, just days after presenting the Commission's report to Congress, Eid appeared on the Alaska Public Radio ... Introduced April 2, 2009, S. 797 is legislation aimed at amending the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, the Indian Tribal ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Eid
*  Mark Kirk on Abortion
Despite the ideologically driven agenda against this drug, the research has been consistently clear--this drug is safe and ... in 111th Congress: GA-9:Deal(R) Jun.2010:Graves(R) PA-12:Murtha(D) May 2010:Critz(D) HI-1:Abercrombie(D) May 2010:Djou(R) FL-19 ... Republican Representative (IL-10). Support woman s right to choose; along with family planning I strongly support a woman s ... OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: Prohibits any federal funds from being provided to a hospital unless the hospital provides to ...
  http://www.ontheissues.org/IL/Mark_Kirk_Abortion.htm
*  Florida congressman pleads guilty to cocaine charge, takes leave
Henry 'Trey' Radel said Wednesday he was taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating his salary to charity after ... including for drug offenses. If Radel had been arrested in Florida with the same amount of cocaine it would be a third-degree ... AP) Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel said Wednesday he was taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating his ... Among the bills he co-sponsored during his freshman term is legislation that would allow a judge to impose a sentence below a ...
  http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/20131121/NEWS/131129897
*  John Rutherford (Florida politician) - Wikipedia
On August 30, 2016, he won the Republican Primary for Florida's 4th Congressional District. Rutherford is married to his wife, ... Rutherford is "skeptical" shorter prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Rutherford supports increased border security ... at the Federal Election Commission Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress Appearances on C-SPAN. ... On August 30, 2016, he won the Republican primary with 38.7% of the vote, beating Lake Ray, Hans Tanzler III and Bill McClure. ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rutherford_(Florida_politician)
*  Mark Souder | StoptheDrugWar.org
Congress this year rolled back a harsh drug sentencing law. The sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses ... "likely Republican." Similarly, the Roll Call story this week noted that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had ... his championing of such harsh legislation as the Higher Education Act's (HEA) drug penalty, his support of foreign drug war ... 2013 Drug War Killings, 2014 Drug War Killings, 2015 Drug War Killings, 2016 Drug War Killings, 2017 Drug War Killings, Arrests ...
  https://stopthedrugwar.org/taxonomy/term/59
*  Judy Biggert on Abortion
Republican Representative (IL-13). Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. Congressional Summary: ... Despite the ideologically driven agenda against this drug, the research has been consistently clear--this drug is safe and ... Vote to pass a bill that would make it a federal crime to harm a fetus while committing any of 68 federal offenses or a crime ... The Congress finds as follows:. *Healthy People 2010 sets forth a reduction of unintended pregnancies as an important health ...
  http://www.issues2000.org/IL/Judy_Biggert_Abortion.htm
*  NORML Blog | Hemp News
Being the cosponsor of pending legislation, that if passed by Congress would stop AG Sessions in his tracks, Representative ... which will leave a wide-open race on the Republican side who will be the top member in the next Congress. ... Congressional leadership must reauthorize this language as part of the forthcoming budget in order for the provisions to stay ... "Prosecuting non-violent cannabis offenses should not be a priority in our city when over half of the nation has some form of ...
  https://www.crrh.org/news/aggregator/sources/4
*  Hale Boggs - Wikipedia
The Boggs Act of 1952, sponsored by Hale Boggs, set mandatory sentences for drug-related offenses. A first-offense conviction ... As the whip, he ushered much of President Johnson's Great Society legislation through Congress. On August 22, 1968, while ... In 1960, the Republican Elliot Ross Buckley, a cousin of William F. Buckley Jr., challenged Boggs but got only 22,818 votes (22 ... Masters of the House: Congressional Leadership Over Two Centuries (1998) pp 33-62. Strahan, Randall. "Thomas Brackett Reed and ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hale_Boggs
*  How the War on Drugs Gave Birth to a Permanent American Undercaste | Alternet
... non-violent drug offenses. In 2005, four out of five drug arrests were for possession, only one out of five for sales. Most ... The drug war was part of a grand and highly successful Republican Party strategy of using racially coded political appeals on ... Congress and state legislatures nationwide would devote billions of dollars to the drug war and pass harsh mandatory minimum ... He and the "New Democrats" championed legislation banning drug felons from public housing (no matter how minor the offense) and ...
  https://www.alternet.org/story/145960/how_the_war_on_drugs_gave_birth_to_a_permanent_american_undercaste
*  U.S. Judges Offer Addicts a Way to Avoid Prison - The New York Times
In a 35-page opinion he issued this week, he criticized the Justice Department for charging defendants with drug offenses that ... The development of drug courts may meet resistance from some Republicans in Congress. ... The new approach is being prompted in part by the Obama administration, which previously supported legislation that scaled back ... "It is important that courts give deference to Congressional authority over sentencing," Representative F. James Sensenbrenner ...
  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/nyregion/us-judges-offer-addicts-a-way-to-avoid-prison.html?_r=0
*  Political positions of Paul Ryan - Wikipedia
Library of Congress. "All Congressional Actions of H.R. 6110: Roadmap for America's Future Act of 2008". Library of Congress. ... On August 31, 2010, the National Republican Congressional Committee requested members not to defend the Roadmap, noting its ... Congress that restrict abortion, according to Bloomberg. Ryan has also supported legislation that would impose criminal ... Paul Ryan voted for wars, tax cuts and a drug bill that weren't paid for - Politifact Wisconsin". Politifact.com. Retrieved ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Paul_Ryan
*  Executive Justice? | Dissent Magazine
After Reagan and Bush acted, Congress later protected the family members with the passage of new legislation in 1990 and 1991. ... and many long-term legal permanent residents convicted of drug possession offenses. Under prior laws, many of these deportees ... Republican Rep. J. Parnell Thomas, who later chaired the House Committee on Un-American Activities, sought to impeach Perkins ... Despite this long track record, this is hardly the first time that congressional conservatives have assailed such acts of ...
  https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/obama-executive-order-immigration-dapa-daca-justice
*  Joe Biden on the Issues
Created nation's Drug Czar Office & drug courts. (Dec 2006) *Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999) * ... Bush is impediment to hate crimes legislation. (Dec 2007) *Biden Law of 1994 created several new capital offenses. (Nov 2007) * ... Would consider a Republican for head of DHS or Pentagon. (Aug 2007) *Pledges to stop no-bid contracts. (Aug 2007) *1988: led ... Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007) *Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in ...
  http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/joe_biden.htm
*  Watch live: Dianne Feinstein holds a town hall in Los Angeles
Democrats hitting California Republican lawmakers on proposed exemption for Congress in new health bill ... Jeff Denham says he's a 'no' on Republican healthcare legislation for now ... A TV ad for a marijuana vaporizer has hit the airwaves - with no mention of the drug itself. ... L.A.'s congressional candidates spent a lot of cash in the final days of the primary campaign ...
  http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-watch-live-dianne-feinstein-holds-a-1492712949-htmlstory.html
*  Gabrielle Giffords - Wikipedia
List of Jewish members of the United States Congress List of United States Congress members killed or wounded in office Women ... The legislation passed the House of Representatives only to be sent back by the U.S. Senate with reduced funding. Ultimately a ... Republican Tim Bee, a childhood classmate and former colleague in the Arizona State Senate, ran against her. Bee was the ... She was a co-founder of the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus. Until her husband's retirement, she was the only member of ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_Giffords
*  Legislative Bulletin - Friday, July 10, 2015 | National Immigration Forum
While some in Congress are working on legislation to increase penalties for certain immigration offenses or cut federal funding ... Republican party leaders have struggled to deal with the Trump polling surge, with Republican National Convention Chairman ... mostly drug-related offenses - on his criminal record. He was released in April after San Francisco declined a federal request ... Congressional Research Service: Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues, July 1, 2015 (by Lisa ...
  http://immigrationforum.org/blog/legislative-bulletin-friday-july-10-2015/
*  Mark DeSaulnier - Wikipedia
"115th Congress Congressional Member Organizations (CMOs)" (PDF). Congressional House Administration. November 3, 2017. ... at the Federal Election Commission Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress Appearances on C-SPAN. ... Republican Governor Pete Wilson appointed DeSaulnier, then a fellow Republican, to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors ... Failure to comply would result in fines on the first and second offenses, with higher fines and possible jail on the third. The ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_DeSaulnier
*  Felons Finding It Easy to Get Gun Rights Reinstated
Congress enacted sweeping legislation that included a provision extending the firearms ban for convicted criminals beyond those ... Over all, more than 80 were convicted of some sort of assault and more than 100 of drug offenses. ... The issue was taken up the following year by Republican lawmakers, but it became wrapped up in legislation to relax concealed- ... The restoration issue drew relatively little notice in the Congressional battle over the bill. But officials of the federal ...
  https://truthout.org/articles/felons-finding-it-easy-to-get-gun-rights-reinstated/
*  Sentencing Law and Policy: December 6, 2015 - December 12, 2015
The House and Senate have been working to craft legislation to reduce mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders, as well ... Beshear, a former attorney general, also pardoned several individuals convicted of drug offenses. He said their requests " ... big and gutsy would involve pushing hard on Congress and the Sentencng Commission to move away from drug quantities as the ... As reported in this article from The Hill, 'Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to issue an ...
  https://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2015/week50/index.html
*  National Review
A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office contains what the administration must surely receive as good news: Its ... She raised money to treat multiple sclerosis, competed in a Republican primary for a congressional seat (she lost), and had a ... Congress voted to raise the debt limit. It was the sensible thing to do, as the deficit cannot immediately be brought to zero ... Their songs chronicled drug abuse, sex, crime, and betrayal on the fringes of L.A.'s demimonde; but now lead singer Exene ...
  https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/371542/week