December 20, 2022

Wyden Statement on Republican Leadership Blocking SAFE Banking Action this Congress

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement on the SAFE Banking Act:

"I am frustrated and disappointed that after coming so close to meaningful cannabis reform this Congress, the Republican Leader and a handful of Republican senators thwarted our efforts to improve public safety. Because when you are forcing businesses to operate as cash only, it is a public safety issue. While action on SAFE Banking may no longer be possible in 2022, you better believe I'm going to keep fighting in the new Congress to bring common sense to the federal treatment of cannabis and begin to repair the harms done by the failed War on Drugs."


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