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Federal Legislation

H.R. 3100:
Authored by Rep. Don Edwards (D - San Jose), this bill would create the commission called for in the Hoover Resolution and charge it with the task of conducting a comprehensive study of the nation's drug policies. Ask your representative to cosponsor it, and your senator to introduce a companion bill in the Senate. H.R. 3100 is currently in the House judiciary committee. (See: Forfeiture )

Please write your senators in support of the following two bills which have been passed in the House of Representatives:

H.R. 4400:
Introduced by Rep. Henry Clay (D-MO), would prevent the use of paid, confidential informants by the U.S. Postal Service in certain narcotics investigations, and provide for an Inspector General to oversee the Postal Service, to be appointed by the President. Prompted by an incident in which 19 postal service employees were falsely accused of drug dealing. This bill passed the House on June 27 and is currently in the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
H.R. 4230:
Introduced by Rep. William Richardson (D-NM), would amend the American Indian Religious Freedom Act to allow religious use of peyote by Native Americans. Passed the House on August 8, and is currently in the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Oppose H.R. 3991:
This bill, introduced by Gerald Solomon (R-NY), would formally prevent federal funds from being used to conduct any study or research on drug legalization. Oppose this ridiculous, counterproductive legislation.

How to Reach Your Representatives/Senators:

If you don't know who your congressman is, you can find out by calling the Congressional Switchboard, at (202) 224-3121.

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