The letter below is from Sen. Patty Murray to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking her to become a sponsor of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
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August 25, 2011
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R.1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011, which is currently pending in the United States House of Representatives. I appreciate knowing your views on this matter.
In the Senate, this legislation would fall under the jurisdiction of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. While I am not a member of that Committee, I want to assure you that I will be following the progress of this bill and will keep your views in mind if this or related legislation comes before the full Senate for consideration.
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United States Senator