Posts Tagged ‘andy harris’

Ocean City Police Alerted about D.C. Statehood Beach Party

More than a dozen local activists are headed to Ocean City to canvass for statehood, and “Andy Harris is not invited.”

The 30 States Andy Harris Should Micromanage Before D.C.

D.C. ranks just 31st in financial reliance on the feds.

The Needle: Blacklist Andy Harris

Sorry, D.C. We're not getting a white Christmas.

Can D.C. Still Legalize Marijuana? Depends What “Enact” Means

An ambiguously written provision in the cromnibus could work in D.C.'s favor.

Nancy Pelosi Wants Two “Offensive” Provisions Out of Spending Bill. D.C. Marijuana Isn’t One of Them.

House Democrats won't fight to preserve Initiative 71.

The Needle: Thanks, Andy Harris

Don't forget: D.C. is not a state.

Congress to D.C.: You Can’t Legalize Marijuana

A spending bill to fund the government would block the District's legalization ballot measure.

D.C. Marijuana and Gun Laws Safe in House Spending Bill

Congress won't use the federal appropriations process to block marijuana decriminalization and overturn the District's gun laws, after all.

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Five people were cited for pot possession in D.C. in the first week after the city's new marijuana decriminalization [...]

The Needle: Florida Man

Respecting the President: Republican Rep. John Mica of Florida actually said the following in an interview with FOX 5: " I think the president must be spending too much time in Colorado because you would have to be high to think that Congress or anyone else is going to support making the District of Columbia the 51st state." (Obama did note that [...]

Rep. Andy Harris a No-Show at Activists’ Fake Constituent Service Day

Adam Eidinger sat on a couch in Rep. Andy Harris' office talking to the woman working the front desk—who was half listening to him and half trying not to laugh—about all the District residents who travel to Ocean City, Md., only to get ripped off by those claw-crane machines. There's so much cheap booze in Ocean [...]

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 [...]

Why Rep. José Serrano Is D.C.’s Staunchest Defender in Congress

D.C.'s love for Democrat Rep. José Serrano of New York is nothing new. In 2010, he was on the receiving end of a ceremonial resolution from the D.C. Council after he unsuccessfully proposed ending Congress' control over the District's budget. In 2013, he received a "Champion of Democracy" award at DC Vote's annual gala. Serrano is his party's [...]

Rep. Thomas Massie Says He Wants To Show His Kentucky Constituents He’s Pro-Gun

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky figures Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will likely block the amendment he tacked onto an appropriations bill to decimate D.C.'s gun laws once it gets out of the House. But Massie opted to introduce it anyway. After all, he says, his constituents elected him as a pro-Second Amendment candidate, and he needs [...]

Another Congressman Tried to Mess With D.C. Gun Laws on the House Floor

The District has had a rough couple of weeks trying to rebuff attempts by officials from outside the District trying to screw with happenings inside the District. There's Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, who wants to block funding for D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization law. And then Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who wants to gut the city's strict gun laws.
Last night on [...]