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D.C. voters submit petition to expand pot decriminalization

Supporters of a measure to relax the District's marijuana laws say they have twice the required signatures needed to put the issue on the November ballot but Congress could halt their efforts.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 12:48pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Election Board, marijuana decriminalization, Congress, Andy Harris

Judge bars DC from putting budget law into effect

A federal judge has barred the District of Columbia from implementing a law that purported to give the city the ability to spend its local tax dollars without authorization from Congress.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 03:27pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Budget, d.c. council, Congress

Hundreds mourn longtime Minnesota Rep. Oberstar

Friends and family are remembering longtime Minnesota U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar for his insatiable curiosity and his passion for transportation.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 05:35pm EDT

Tags: Jim Oberstar, Congress, Potomac, Md.

Moran's pay raise comment sparks angry responses

Moran argued that lawmakers, many of them dividing time between residences in their home districts and in the Washington area, need more than $174,000 a year. But the veteran congressman knew the proposal would be controversial.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 07:05am EDT

Tags: Jim Moran, pay raise, Congress, dick uliano

Boehner: Congress will 'look at' DC pot bill

House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the nation's capital.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 03:38pm EST

Tags: marijuana, decriminalizing marijuana, d.c. council, John Boehner, Congress

Mikulski wants all cellphone makers to offer 'kill switch'

Sen. Barbara Mikulski has introduced legislation that would require all cellphones sold in the U.S. to have a kill switch that would allow users to delete data from their device remotely if it is lost or stolen.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 08:57pm EST

Tags: smartphone, kill switch, Barbara Mikulski, mike murillo, metro, WMATA, Congress

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