A bill to legalize hemp at the federal level is set to be fast-tracked through the Senate. The legislation was added to the upper chamber’s calendar on Monday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the bill last week.
The senate fast-tracks President Trump’s military picks, ahead of precision missile strikes in Syria. On April 17th, Admiral Phillip Davidson and general Terrence J. O’shaughnessy will testify before the armed forces committee. If confirmed, they will lead the U.S. pacific command and northern command respectively.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is taking a more aggressive approach against Democrats who are blocking President Trump’s nominees from being confirmed by making them work through the weekend.