The House is expected to vote on amendments that impact freedom and liberty in the United States. Also, a few of these amendments would also cut spending in the Department of Commerce and Justice. We may include any and/or all of these amendments in our 2014 Congressional Scorecard. LLPH will be urging a YES vote on the following amendments:
Massie-Blumenauer-Polis-Barr-Bonamici Hemp Amendment: no funds may be used by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration to violate the clear language of section 7606, which allows States to ‘grow or cultivate industrial hemp’ if ‘the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research.
Gosar Anti-Spying Amendment: would abolish the government’s ability to pry through our e-mails and private social media conversations without a warrant.
Blackburn (R-TN) – Amendment No. 14 – 1% across the board spending cut (approximately $400 million). The rescission would exempt accounts related to the FBI.