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Mr. PALLONE. Madam Speaker, I include in the Record an exchange of correspondence between myself and Chairman Jerry Nadler acknowledging the Committee on Judiciary's agreement to waive consideration of H.R. 5657 and the Committee on Energy and Commerce's acknowledgement that such waiver does not in any way diminish or alter the Committee's jurisdiction on this or similar legislation in the future. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, DC, March 31, 2022. Hon. Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
Dear Chairman Pallone: This letter is to advise you that the Committee on the Judiciary has now had an opportunity to review the provisions in H.R. 5657, the ``Medical Marijuana Research Act,'' that fall within our Rule X jurisdiction. I appreciate your consulting with us on those provisions. 5657, with the understanding that we do not thereby waive any future jurisdictional claim over those provisions or their subject matters.
In the event a House-Senate conference on this or similar legislation is convened, the Judiciary Committee reserves the right to request an appropriate number of conferees to address any concerns with these or similar provisions that may arise in conference.
Please place this letter into the Congressional Record during consideration of the measure on the House floor. Thank you for the cooperative spirit in which you have worked regarding this matter and others between our committees. Sincerely, Jerrold Nadler, Chairman. ____ House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Washington, DC, April 1, 2022. Hon. Jerrold Nadler, Chairman, Committee on Judiciary, Washington, DC.
Dear Chairman Nadler: Thank you for consulting with the Committee on Energy and Commerce and agreeing to be discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5657, the ``Medical Marijuana Research Act,'' so that the bill may proceed expeditiously to the House floor.
I agree that your forgoing further action on this measure does not in any way diminish or alter the jurisdiction of your committee or prejudice its jurisdictional prerogatives on this measure or similar legislation in the future. I would support your effort to seek appointment of an appropriate number of conferees from your committee to any House-Senate conference on this legislation.
I will ensure our letters on H.R. 5657 are entered into the Congressional Record during floor consideration of the bill. I appreciate your cooperation regarding this legislation and look forward to continuing to work together as this measure moves through the legislative process. Sincerely, Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman.
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