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Sen. Hatch Introduces Bill on Attack on Law Enforcement Officers
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 2794) to "make a deliberate, targeted attack on a law enforcement officer a crime."

The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more information, Sen. Orrin Hatch, 104 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5251; or in the state at 125 S. State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84138; 801/524-4380; 51 S. University Ave., Ste. 320, Provo, UT 84601; 801/375-7881; 196 E. Tabernacle, Ste. 14, St. George, UT 84770; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Casey Introduces Resolution to Promote Democracy, Good Governance
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced a resolution (S.Res. 501) "recognizing threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in efforts of the Government of the United States to promote democracy and good governance."

The resolution was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The full text of the resolution is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/501/text.

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Sen. Tester Introduces Bill to Prevent Substance Abuse
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Sen. has introduced legislation (S. 2791) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide grants for institutions of higher education to prevent substance abuse."

The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Jon Tester, 311 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-2604; 202/224-2644; or in the state at 14 3rd St. E., Ste. 230, Kalispell, MT 59901; 130 W. Front St., Missoula, MT 59802. ... Show Full Article

Sen. Tester Introduces Bill on Medicinal Cannabis Research
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has introduced legislation (S. 2796) to "authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use the authority of the Secretary to conduct and support research on the efficacy and safety of medicinal cannabis."

The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. It was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

For more information, Sen. Jon Tester, 311 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-2604; 202/224-2644; or in the state at 14 3rd St. E., Ste. 230, Kalispell, MT 59901; 130 W. Front St., Missoula, ... Show Full Article