Addressing an audience at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Thursday in Spanish, Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, pressed for legislation that would require all VA fact sheets to be published in English and Spanish. A bill sponsored by Rep. Gil Cisneros, D-California, would do that.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Four people charged with defrauding more than 600 people in six states out of $125,000 they believed was intended for U.S. veterans and their families have been sentenced to federal prison on Thursday, while three officers who investigated the case were honored by U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler.
James Linville, Thomas Johnson, Joanie Watson and Amy Bennett were charged in March 2018 with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and on Wednesday and Thursday, each pleaded guilty to their varying roles in the five-year-long criminal operation and were sentenced at the United States Courthouse in New Albany.
NORTH PORT, Fla. — Staggered by the burgeoning numbers of veteran suicides, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube said on Wednesday he supports removing marijuana from its wrongly classified Schedule 1 status.
"And I think you'd be surprised by the amount of Republicans that would support it," said the Sarasota Republican, who added Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would likely block a descheduling bill. But Steube said a vote would enjoy broad bipartisan support in the House and could come up for a vote this session.
"I think as you're seeing a younger generation of elected officials — I mean, look at (Florida Gov. Ron) DeSantis and some of the things he's done — and their positions on those issues are very different."