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