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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is spotlighting a bipartisan effort to push forward the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFER) Banking Act as part of this year’s legislative priorities. With elections on the horizon, Schumer and his colleagues are focusing on several key issues, including improving rail safety and making insulin more affordable, alongside the notable marijuana banking legislation.

During a recent press briefing, Schumer expressed optimism about the Senate’s ability to pass these initiatives. He highlighted the bipartisan nature of their efforts and the broad agenda they hope to accomplish, which includes securing government funding and advancing various bills that have previously passed.

In parallel developments, the House of Representatives has successfully passed an appropriations package that, among other things, aims to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal intervention. This move signals a readiness to address cannabis-related legislation at a federal level, with the Senate poised to consider the package.

Adding momentum to the SAFER Banking Act, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) recently became its 36th cosponsor. This growing support underscores the urgency and significance of providing legal marijuana businesses access to banking services, thereby enhancing their security and operational efficiency.

For more insights into how these legislative efforts could shape the landscape of marijuana banking and other important issues, the full discussion by Kyle Jaeger is available on Marijuana Moment.

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