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The Senate’s version of a cannabis banking bill could include additional measures not included in the SAFE Banking Act, which passed the House by a bipartisan vote this week, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) said on Thursday.

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In an interview with Bloomberg TV today, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols commended House lawmakers for passing the bipartisan SAFE Banking Act—a bill that would enable banks to serve customers in states that have legalized cannabis—earlier this week and expressed optimism for the bill’s prospects in the Senate.

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In a press conference at the U.S. Capitol today, American Bankers Association President and CEO Rob Nichols joined Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in congratulating members of the House for last night’s passage of the SAFE Banking Act,

Policy

With a vote expected on H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act, as early as tomorrow, ABA today wrote to House leaders offering support for the bipartisan bill, which would provide clarity about serving legitimate cannabis businesses.

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With the House expected to vote on the SAFE Banking Act as early as next week, the American Bankers Association today joined three financial trade associations in urging lawmakers to pass the bill, which would allow depository institutions to serve the needs of customers in states where cannabis is legal.

Policy

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) signaled today that he will hold a committee vote on a bill that would help financial institutions serve marijuana-related businesses in states with legal cannabis.

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