The House of Representatives passed a bill (HR 3233) authored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer by unanimous consent extending the Special Immigrant Visa Program. The bill had previously been passed by the Senate and was signed into law by President Obama. Blumenauer released the following statement:
Tonight, we have reached an agreement that will preserve the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa program, which expired on September 30th.
PORTLAND, OR – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement in response to the announcement today of new Department of Justice marijuana enforcement guidance:
I commend the Justice Department’s new guidance regarding marijuana enforcement. This represents a more rational approach to marijuana policy and will help to clarify many of the questions states will face in implementing laws legalizing production, distribution and possession of marijuana.