WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher early Friday expressed gratitude to his colleagues for passing his pro-medical marijuana amendment.
The amendment, requiring the Justice Department to respect state medical marijuana laws, won with bipartisan support. It was attached to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015, which also passed.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Wednesday said he will introduce legislation to sanction Communist China’s state-owned enterprises and their leading officers, in the wake of last week’s Justice Department charges against five Chinese citizens for conducting cyber espionage on private American companies.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Friday applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision earlier in the week to postpone consideration of the “Patent Transparency Act,” effectively killing the legislation for this year. In December the full House passed its version of the bill over strong, bipartisan opposition led by the California Republican and Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Thursday successfully amended the defense spending bill to call for the release of a jailed doctor who helped Americans find Osama Bin Laden. The Pakistani physician, Dr. Shakil Afridi, was arrested, tortured, and jailed after leading U.S. forces to the al-Qaeda leader’s secret compound near Pakistani military facilities.
WASHINGTON – In response to threats this week from Russia’s defense ministry to end cooperation with the U.S. space program, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, vice chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, in a speech Friday to the House of Representatives, called on the federal government to align its policies consistently with the 26 states that have allowed marijuana to be prescribed by doctors for medical treatment.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, in a speech Friday to the House of Representatives, called on the Obama administration to stop sending foreign assistance money to Pakistan, whose ruling military elite, he said, has been acting in an unfriendly manner toward U.S. interests. On Thursday Secretary of State John Kerry asked Congress for $881.8 million in aid for the South Asian nation.
CAIRO -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, after meeting with Egyptian Defense Minister Abel Fatah Al-Sisi, Sunday called on the Obama administration to lift its restrictions on selling spare parts to Egypt’s military.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, Tuesday criticized the Obama administration’s “much ballyhooed strategic pivot to Asia,” calling it “no strategy, merely an empty slogan.” To be serious about the U.S. stake in Asia, he said in a congressional hearing, an organization of security and cooperation in the region should be created.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, Friday condemned the reported rocket attack Thursday on Camp Liberty, a longtime refuge for Iranian opponents of Iran’s Islamic Republic, and called on the Obama administration to hold Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki accountable for leaving the camp undefended.