Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced the Reduce Expenditures in Nuclear Investments Now (REIN-IN) Act of 2014. The bill would save $100 billion over the next 10 years by reducing or eliminating unnecessary nuclear weapons programs. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) has introduced companion legislation in the Senate, the Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act, S 2070.
Congressman Earl Blumenauer, along with 17 other members of Congress, sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama asking him to direct Attorney General Eric Holder to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, as is permitted by 21 U.S.C. § 811.
The House of Representatives passed a bill (HR 3233) authored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer by unanimous consent extending the Special Immigrant Visa Program. The bill had previously been passed by the Senate and was signed into law by President Obama. Blumenauer released the following statement:
Tonight, we have reached an agreement that will preserve the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa program, which expired on September 30th.