August recess is winding down, and soon, Members of Congress will return to D.C. for the remainder of the year. This year, however, was a benchmark year for cannabis policy, and we still have four months left to go! Let’s take a look back on how 2018 compared to 2019 (so far!).
Number of Congressional hearings held on cannabis issues in the 115th Congress (2017-2018)
The number of Congressional hearings as of August 2019 in the following committees:
House Small Business Committee
House Veterans Affairs Committee (2)
House Financial Services Committee
Senate Banking Committee
House Judiciary Committee
The number of cosponsors the House version of the SAFE Banking Act garnered during the entire 115th Congress.
The number of cosponsors on H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act, just in the first seven months of 2019.
The number of Congressional markups held on a cannabis bill in the 115th Congress.
The number of Congressional markups held on a cannabis bill in the 116th Congress. In March 2018, the House Financial Services Committee marked up H.R. 1595: the SAFE Banking Act. It passed out of Committee by a vote of 45-15.
Total NCIA-PAC dollars raised for the 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Total NCIA-PAC dollars raised in the first 7 months of 2019. Our goal to raise $100,000 by the end of the year, so make sure you learn more about the NCIA-PAC here!