House Appropriations Committee
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday defended the Obama administration’s guidelines to banks conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers as congressional Republicans questioned whether the guidance amounts to tacit federal approval of a drug illegal in most states.
A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington.
Northeastern lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts as well as funding cuts for projects they say are unrelated to the Oct. 29 storm.
Virginia’s top legislative budget writing and oversight panel is questioning Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration for cutting a $6.5 million deal behind its back with the Washington Redskins.