Update from Capitol Hill

  • Rep. Ron Paul and Rep. Barney Frank introduced HR 2306, The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibtioin Act of 2011, the first-ever bill of its kind.
  • Rep. Paul appeared on Larry Kudlow to discuss the bill, arguing that the free market deals with the problem of drug abuse best.
  • Rep. Frank appeared on MSNBC to discuss the bill, refuting a number of counter-arguments that have been made against it.
  • Rep. Dennis Kucinich wrote an Op-Ed at the Huffington Post consisting of 10 reasons to oppose War in Libya.
  • Sen. Rand Paul appeared on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to respond to President Obama’s address regarding a troop draw down in Aghanistan.
  • Rep. Paul held another hearing of his House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy, questioning witnesses about auditing the gold in Ft. Knox and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Sen. Jim DeMint warned that members of the GOP who do not sign the “Cut, Cap, Balance” pledge might not get re-elected.
  • Sen. Paul questioned the head of the TSA, John Pistole, on their invasive procedures and argued that travel is a right.
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