Friday, January 30, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman

The ongoing battle over the District of Columbia’s marijuana policy is currently at a standstill, but several scenarios over the coming weeks could alter its fate.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Martin Austermuhle

Despite the measure not moving beyond a hearing last year and expected resistance from the new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) plans to re-introduce a bill that would grant the District statehood.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman

Heritage Action for America, a conservative advocacy group, is calling on Congress to reject two District of Columbia Council bills, which, the group argues, infringe upon religious liberty. It is the first time the group has weighed in on a District initiative.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss local  issues with lawmakers, including Speaker John A. Boehner.

Bowser said her goal was to introduce herself to the lawmakers and foster communication between Capitol Hill and the mayor’s office.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Washington City Paper (DC) | Will Sommer

Muriel Bowser heads to Congress today for meetings with lawmakers. Some of them will be easier to win over than others.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Mike DeBonis

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser climbed Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a series of meetings with federal lawmakers — including two Democrats holding ranking positions on key committees, as well as the man who, more than any other, controls the fate of District matters in Congress: House Speaker John A. Boehner.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release

DC Vote Press Statement on HR 7 Vote in the House Today

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Matt Laslo

House Republicans are contemplating whether to sue the District for moving forward with its new marijuana law after the GOP cut off funding for the measure.

Congress has 30 days to shoot down the District’s laws after they are passed by the D.C. Council, and that clock started ticking yesterday when a Council staffer delivered Initiative 71 — which legalizes the possession of two ounces of marijuana — to Capitol Hill yesterday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Martin Austermuhle

A D.C. Council official on Tuesday quietly transmitted to Congress a measure that would legalize the possession of marijuana, setting off a 30-day congressional review period and defying Republicans to stop the city from implementing the measure.

A Council staffer delivered Initiative 71, which legalizes the possession of up to two ounces and home cultivation of up to six plants, to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden, who serves as president of the U.S. Senate. The initiative was approved by 70 percent of D.C. voters on Nov. 4.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Aaron C. Davis

The District of Columbia defied the new Republican Congress on Tuesday, challenging the House and Senate to either block or let stand a voter-approved ballot measure to legalize marijuana in the nation’s capital.

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) sent the measure to Capitol Hill, starting the clock on a 30-day review window that Congress has usedonly three times in 40 years to quash a local D.C. law.

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