Jun 9, 2014
Last week, the House of Representatives surprised observers by approving a change in drug policy that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has been pushing for seven years. The Orange County Republican acknowledges that marijuana can harm people. He advises against recreational use of the drug. But he objects to a federal government that arrests purveyors and users of medical marijuana even in states that have... Read More
Jun 6, 2014 News
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Thursday visited the American consul general in Tijuana, Mexico, for a briefing on the status of U. S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who on March 31 took a wrong turn across the border and has been confined to a prison cell since. Tahmooressi, who served in Afghanistan, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may account for his suicide... Read More
Jun 2, 2014 News
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, has issued a statement congratulating Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi on his victory last week in a free and fair election. “President Sissi’s election is a major milestone in restoring democracy in Egypt,” said Rep. Rohrabacher. “With more than 23 million votes cast for President Sissi, 10 million more votes than former President Morse... Read More
Jun 2, 2014 News
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Monday released the following statement on the weekend prisoner exchange: “While Americans are concerned about the fate of any U.S. serviceman, any deal that releases five top Taliban terrorists should be looked upon with thoroughgoing suspicion. This is a shady deal between the Obama administration and Afghanistan’s onetime tyrannical rulers, indeed the very people who... Read More
May 30, 2014 News
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. The... Read More
May 28, 2014 News
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. “It is long past time,” said the California congressman, “that the Obama administration publicly called... Read More
May 23, 2014 News
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.
May 22, 2014 News
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. Three weeks after the 2011 raid on... Read More
May 16, 2014 News
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: “Three years ago, in the wake of a technical failure of a Russian Soyuz launch vehicle, I called on NASA to propose an emergency transfer of... Read More
May 13, 2014 News
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. The California congressman, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan long identified with conservative politics, said the consequences... Read More