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Sen. Gillibrand cosponsoring bill to legalize marijuana in the US

Sen. Gillibrand cosponsoring bill to legalize marijuana in the US

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WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced she is cosponsoring legislation that would legalize marijuana in the United States. According to the senator’s office, the legislation, introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level. It would also expunge the records of Americans who have prior marijuana convictions. Specifically, this legislation would: make marijuana legal at the federal level create incentives for states to change their outdated marijuana laws expunge convictions related to use or possession, and create a fund that will reinvest in communities that have been most impacted by broken marijuana policies by investing in job training programs, e...
Democrats, listen to Gillibrand, voters: 'Up or down vote on DREAM. That's the whole point'

Democrats, listen to Gillibrand, voters: 'Up or down vote on DREAM. That's the whole point'

Politics
Campaign Action The Senate debate on immigration has begun and it's not good. Despite the promise from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that they would have as much as two weeks of free-wheeling, open amendment debate, he's already stated his desired outcome: Trump's complete white supremacist wish list in return for the Dreamers' path to citizenship. He's also creating a false threshold for legislation—something that will get 30 Republican votes. And as for the two weeks of consideration? He sent out his number two guy, the odious Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), to renege on that, giving the Senate essentially two days. "This is Sen. (Dick) Durbin and Democrats' opportunity and so far they kind of seem to be a little confused about what they're planning on doing -- but they better get it don
Gillibrand offers Trump ‘due process’ hearings on sexual assault allegations against him

Gillibrand offers Trump ‘due process’ hearings on sexual assault allegations against him

Politics
Following the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter over multiple accusations of domestic abuse, President Trump tweeted Saturday that he’s concerned people’s lives are being “shattered and destroyed” by “a mere allegation” without “due process.” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) responded by offering Trump his own “due process” in the form of hearings about the many sexual allegations against him, prompting a retort from White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway that those women “have had their day.” Trump came to Porter’s defense Friday, wishing him “a wonderful career,” bemoaning that Porter is now “very sad,” and insisting that Porter has maintained his innocence. On Saturday...