Full Committee Hearing

Challenges for Cannabis and Banking: Outside Perspectives

Date:   Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled, “Challenges for Cannabis and Banking: Outside Perspectives.”  The witnesses on Panel I will be:  The Honorable Cory Gardner, United States Senator, Colorado; and The Honorable Jeff Merkley, United States Senator, Oregon.  The witnesses on Panel II will be:  Ms. Rachel Pross, Chief Risk Officer, Maps Credit Union; Ms. Joanne Sherwood, President and CEO, Citywide Banks; Mr. Garth Van Meter, Vice President of Government Affairs, Smart Approaches to Marijuana; and Mr. John Lord, CEO and Owner, LivWell Enlightened Health.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Mike Crapo (R - Idaho)
  2. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - Ohio)


Panel I

  1. The Honorable Cory Gardner
    United States Senator
  2. The Honorable Jeff Merkley
    United States Senator

Panel II

  1. Ms. Rachel Pross
    Chief Risk Officer
    Maps Credit Union
  2. Ms. Joanne Sherwood
    President and CEO
    Citywide Banks
  3. Mr. Garth Van Meter
    Vice President of Government Affairs
    Smart Approaches to Marijuana
  4. Mr. John Lord
    CEO and Owner
    LivWell Enlightened Health