Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on President Biden’s Action to Pardon Simple Marijuana Offenses

“Today, President Biden took a bold and necessary step to alleviate the impacts of our failed approach to drug policy in this country.” said Blunt Rochester. “As I said when I introduced my bipartisan Clean Slate Act, simple marijuana offenses can stay on the record of individuals for a lifetime - impacting their ability to further their education, find a steady job, or secure reliable housing. Today’s action by President Biden will help improve the lives of thousands of our fellow citizens and chart a new and better course on criminal justice in America. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress in following that new and better course – building on the work of this Administration – by passing the Clean Slate Act into law – giving even more of our fellow citizens that have served their time a second chance and a clean slate.” 

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