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Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Medical Marijuana

The House and Senate have reached a final agreement on plans to make medical marijuana more widely available.

04/07/2014

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Obama To Sign Relief From Flood Insurance Hikes

President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their insurance bills.

03/14/2014

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Dog-Bite Bill Aims for Liability Compromise

A new Senate bill would hold dog owners liable when their dogs bite “innocent victims,” but would also relieve owners who prove they couldn’t know their dogs were dangerous.

02/06/2014

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Va. Senate Delays Vote on Electric Chair Bill

The Virginia Senate is delaying a vote on a bill that would allow the state to mandate the use of the electric chair if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.

02/06/2014

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Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Bill

A $1.1 trillion budget bill that eases the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts is on its way to the White House after clearing Congress Thursday night.

01/16/2014

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Md. Delegate Pushing For Statewide Speed Camera Plan

A Maryland state delegate who originally proposed to expand speed camera enforcement in Prince George’s County is reportedly withdrawing that bill in favor of a statewide one.

01/13/2014

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Obama Signs Bill For More Scrutiny For Drug Mixers

Compounding pharmacies that custom-mix medications in bulk are expected to come under more federal oversight under a bill signed into law Wednesday by President Barack Obama.

11/27/2013

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DC On Fast Track To Decriminalizing Pot Possession

It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columbia, but the next major change to pot laws in the nation’s capital is on the fast track.

11/02/2013

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., heads to the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Ready To Unveil Immigration Deal

A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share with colleagues and voters an immigration overhaul crafted over several months.

04/15/2013

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Background Checks For Gun Buyers Win More Backing

With the Senate set to begin debate on gun control legislation this week, a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers picked up some key Republican support over the weekend. But it may not be enough to ensure the measure is adopted.

04/15/2013

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