House of Representatives

House Dems Pass Weed Banking Bill

Experts warn SAFE Banking Act could be a boon to drug traffickers

Marijuana companies will be able to do business with banks under a proposal passed by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, raising concerns from drug policy experts that drug traffickers will benefit.

House GOP-Aligned Outside Spending Groups Raise Nearly $20 Million

House Republican Leader McCarthy's committees have also netted record sums

The Congressional Leadership Fund and the American Action Network, outside spending groups allied with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), announced Tuesday they had brought in a record combined fundraising haul for the first half of 2019.

Rep. Cleaver: Pelosi Broke Rules During House Debate

Cleaver presided over House debate on a resolution to condemn President Trump's tweets

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D., Missouri) bemoaned a tense House floor debate that fell into disorder Tuesday, admitting that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was in part responsible for the breakdown in decorum.

House Defense Bill Would Embolden Iran

Dem-backed NDAA would undermine American deterrence

An amendment in the House's version of the annual defense bill that would prevent President Trump from striking Iran without congressional approval would actually facilitate Iranian belligerenceā€”and, if anything, make war more likely.