Posts Tagged ‘john mica’

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 [...]

Congressman Still Not Sure Whether He’ll Try to Block D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization

Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. John Fleming suggested that he might introduce legislation to block D.C.'s new law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, telling Roll Call that he wanted to block the legislation because the District is "the only place I have a say." Unfortunately for decriminalization advocates on the edge of their seats, the Louisiana Republican is still deciding whether [...]

Doobie in Hand, Rep. Mica Questions D.C.’s Decriminalization Law

At the beginning of this morning's congressional subcommittee hearing on D.C.'s recently passed legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, Rep. John Mica made one thing clear: He doesn't have much experience rolling joints.
Prompting the explanation was the fact that the Florida Republican was actually holding a joint—a mock doobie he had a member of [...]

Everything You Need to Know Before Tomorrow’s House Hearing on D.C.’s Pot Decriminalization Law

A Republican-led House subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday to examine D.C.'s recently passed legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Mayor Vince Gray signed the act in March, and the bill is subject to 60 days of congressional review before it can become a law in D.C. Which brings [...]

The Needle: What’s This Guy Smoking?

Calm Down, Bro: Rep. John Mica and other House Republicans are expected to single out the District’s marijuana decriminalization bill during a May 8 hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, which Mica chairs. “It’s against federal law to do certain things on federal property, versus now the District is looking at [...]

Ending Lazy Columnizing Would Boost Dana Milbank’s Case for Local Readership

The specific gripes Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank has against the District government, as detailed in this morning's column:

Taxicabs will soon all be painted red.
The signs on top of cab roofs that say "Call 911."
D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange has been admonished for interfering with a health inspection of a campaign donor's allegedly rat-infested grocery store.
D.C. [...]