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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Andrew P Harris
Advocates seeking to legalize marijuana in the District turned in 57,000 signatures Monday in a bid to put the issue on the November ballot, but a federal lawmaker working to stop the city from easing its drug laws says a measure before Congress would trump any such vote.
A Republican-led congressional committee voted Wednesday to block implementation of a local law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in the nation’s capital, leaving uncertain the fate of the measure set to take effect next month.
Recently passed legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amount of marijuana in the District may come under fire by Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton warned on Tuesday.
Rep. Trey Gowdy took a time-out from the somber cause of politicking to tell a two-plus minute story of his recent dream that opened: Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Maryland's Rep. Andy Harris all died and went to Heaven.
The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to investigate Maryland's troubled health care exchange, a congressman said Monday.
House Republicans intent on highlighting the woes of President Barack Obama's health care law need to look no further than their own back yards, some of which are traditionally liberal strongholds.
A Republican congressman asked President Obama's top health official on Thursday to declare whether a specific morning-after pill is an abortion-causing drug.
Maryland Democratic congressional candidate Wendy Rosen has withdrawn her candidacy after the state's Democratic Party says she voted in Maryland and Florida in the 2006 general election.
An unaccredited film crew with cable giant HBO briefly shut down a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday morning as Republicans and Democrats argued over whether to allow recording of the event.
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Though Mr. Harris has said his amendment was not meant to bring the city's medical marijuana industry to a halt, others are concerned it could jeopardize that as well.
Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland Republican, sponsored the amendment and argued that marijuana use can negatively affect the brain development of children.