The Pyramid of Congressional Mischief
It’s been quite a summer for the District’s congressional overlords. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) wants to nip the District’s marijuana decriminalization law in the bud, while Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) both want to eliminate the District’s gun laws.
But with so many meddling members of Congress, it can be hard to tell what could really happen and what will be killed by gridlock. Sometimes even District Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton doesn’t know for sure. Her office sent a press release last week declaring that Massie had been “humiliated” on the House floor, only for him to succeed with his pro-gun amendment the next day. To settle the confusion, here’s the only guide you’ll ever need to responding to interference from out-of-town lawmakers.