To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 27, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
39 Cosponsors (33 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Student Loan Forgiveness in Exchange for Delayed Social Security”
— Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018] (Sponsor) on Jan 30, 2018
Feb 27, 2017
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H.R. 1227 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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