Recently, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced legislation aimed at preventing future politicization at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Preventing Unionization of Revenue Service Employees (PURSE) Act would add the IRS to a list of government agencies whose employees are specifically prohibited from joining unions that enter into collective bargaining agreements with their agencies. That group currently includes employees of the Government Accountability Office, the FBI and CIA, and the Secret Service. Read the full press release
Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter, (D) Boulder, introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to resolve conflicts in federal and state law that currently prevent marijuana business owners from opening bank accounts.
Under current law, bankers and bank employees run the risk of being prosecuted under federal anti-money laundering statutes if they offer accounts for marijuana business owners because the drug is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government. Read More