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Senate Votes to Confirm Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

Senate Votes to Confirm Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tonight the U.S. Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Most Republicans voted for him; most Democrats voted against him. The vote comes after two months of organized opposition as hundreds of organizations expressed concerns about Sessions’s record and racially-charged statements he has made in the past.

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Senate Judiciary Votes to Advance “Nightmare” Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General of the United States. The vote was 11 to 9, with no Democrats supporting the nominee. The nomination will now go to the Senate floor for a full and final vote.

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Thursday Press Teleconference: Broad Spectrum of Organizations React to Confirmation Hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Representatives from a broad spectrum of organizations will offer their reactions to Senator Sessions’ responses during his confirmation hearings this week to questions on criminal justice reform, marijuana reform, civil and human rights and other issues.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Holding Confirmation Hearings on Jeff Sessions for Attorney General This Week

In a statement sent to Senate offices today the Drug Policy Alliance urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. The committee is holding confirmation hearings on Sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Press Teleconference: What Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General Would Mean for Criminal Justice Reform, Drug Policy Reform, and Civil and Human Rights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On Friday, news reports named Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next Attorney General. The Drug Policy Alliance is convening this call with reporters to highlight Jeff Sessions’ track record on civil and human rights, criminal justice reform and drug policy.

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President-Elect Trump Selects Senator Jeff Sessions – Staunch Supporter of Failed Drug War – to be Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Several outlets reported this morning that Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been selected by Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Prevent DEA from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In yet another huge victory for marijuana reform, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted today by 21 to 8 to approve an amendment offered by Senator Mikulski (D-MD) to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Poll: Maine Voters Oppose Attorney General’s Punitive Drug Policies, Support Decriminalizing Drug Possession and Treating Drugs as a Health Issue

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A substantial majority of Maine voters support decriminalizing drug possession, according to a survey conducted over the weekend by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for the Drug Policy Alliance.

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Congress Adopts Significant Drug Policy Reforms in New Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Congress passed a must-pass spending bill this morning that contained various drug policy reforms; including language that stops the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice from spending money to block the implementation of state medical marijuana laws.

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Senate Approves Funding Bill That Allows Veterans to Access Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Senate today passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, which includes language to allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.


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