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Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill on Marijuana Sales
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1118) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow deductions and credits relating to expenditures in connection with marijuana sales conducted in compliance with State law."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

For more information, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, 1111 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 2051; 202/225-4811; or in the district office at 911 N.E. 11th Ave., Ste. 200, Portland, OR 97232; 503/231-2300.

Rep. Arrington Introduces Bill on Completion of Concurrent Resolution on Budget
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 1059) to "ensure timely completion of the concurrent resolution on the budget and regular appropriation bills."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Womack, R-Ark., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Bill Flores, R-Texas, William Timmons, R-S.C., Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, Kevin Hern, R-Okla., Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Dan Meuser, R-Pa., Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., George Holding, R-N.C., Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Cindy Axne, D-Iowa.

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Rep. Aguilar Introduces Bill to Convey Federal Lands in California
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1067) to "direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain non-Federal lands."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.

For more information, Rep. Pete Aguilar, 109 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3201; or in the district office at 685 E. ... Show Full Article

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Strengthen Capacity of Historically Black Colleges, Universities
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1054) to "strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of historically Black colleges and universities through robust public-sector, private-sector, and community partnerships and engagement."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Walker, R-N.C., J. French Hill, R-Ark., and Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Education and Labor committees.

For more information, Rep. Alma S. Adams, 2436 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC ... Show Full Article

Del. Holmes-Norton Introduces Bill on Administration of National Guard
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1090) to "extend to the Mayor of the District of Columbia the same authority over the National Guard of the District of Columbia as the Governors of the several States exercise over the National Guard of those States with respect to administration of the National Guard and its use to respond to natural disasters and other civil disturbances, while ensuring that the President retains control of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to respond to homeland defense emergencies."

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