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Matt Ferner

D.C. Marijuana Law Blocked By Congress, But There May Be A Loophole | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, D.C., appears to be blocked in the spending bill Congress released late Tuesda...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Are Already Conceding Defeat As GOP Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) conceded on Tuesday that Democrats probably won't be able to stop Republicans from blocking m...

Matt Ferner

Congress Looking To Block Marijuana Legalization In D.C. | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. -- A summary posted to the House Appropriations website Tuesday evening says the spending bill Congress will consider this week "pro...

Ryan J. Reilly

Anti-Pot Republican Lawmaker Laments That It's 'Not Realistic' To Ban Booze | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who wants Congress to stop the District of Columbia from implementing a law that decriminalizes the possessio...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Lawmakers Target D.C.'s Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led House subcommittee will hold a hearing next month to examine the District of Columbia's decision to decriminalize posse...

DC: Congress Gradually Loosens Grip On District

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton didn't flinch when comedian Stephen Colbert congratulated her on Washington, D.C., becoming a s...