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The Drug Enforcement Administration appears poised to propose a downgrade of the federal scheduling of marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 substance.

What we’re watching this week

Tuesday: The Senate HELP Committee has a hearing to consider a number of nominations, including Julie Su to be secretary of Labor. The Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing focused on stopping American guns from getting to Mexican cartels.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will have a hearing on Yemen and Red Sea security issues. Witnesses include Timothy A. Lenderking, the special envoy for Yemen, and Daniel Shapiro, the deputy assistant defense secretary for the Middle East.

Wednesday: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will testify in front of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will have a hearing on “Tehran’s shadow Army.” Brian Hook, former President Donald Trump’s Iran adviser, will be among those testifying.

Thursday: The Senate Armed Services Committee will have a hearing with Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command and Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, the commander of U.S. Space Command.

– Jake Sherman

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