The letter below is from Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA 7th District) to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking him to become a sponsor for the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009.
Rep. Jim McDermott
(D-WA 7th District)
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February 2, 2010
Thank you for your recent communication asking me to support HR 1866, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009.
I am a co-sponsor of the legislation and appreciate the time you have taken to let me know you support it, too. Please be assured that I will keep your comments in mind as the bill moves forward in the 111th Congress.
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Again, thank you for contacting me. As a representative in Congress, it is critical that I understand the views of my constituents. I look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Member of Congress