Tag Archives: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana, Again

MORE Act

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, a bill that would decriminalize marijuana federally. The legislation passed 220 to 204, largely along party lines, with Democrats in support and Republicans opposed. If it were to pass the Senate, the …

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Nebraska GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Found Guilty Of Lying To The FBI

Jeff Fortenberry

U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, who represents Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District, was found guilty by a federal jury Thursday of concealing information and making false statements to federal authorities who were investigating illegal contributions made by a foreign national to the congressman’s 2016 re-election campaign. Fortenberry, 61, of Lincoln, Nebraska, who …

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi To Seek Re-election

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California announced she will seek reelection in this year’s midterms. “While we have made progress much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives. This election is crucial: nothing less is at stake than our Democracy,” Pelosi said in an announcement on Twitter Tuesday. …

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Man Who Threatened To Shoot Pelosi Sentenced To 28 Months

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On Tuesday, a North Carolina man who threatened to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. Cleveland Meredith Jr., a Trump supporter from Hayesville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate communication of threats in September. U.S. District Judge Amy …

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Rep. Paul Gosar Censured, Committee Assignments Stripped

Paul Gosar

The House on Wednesday voted 223-207 to censure Arizona Republican Paul Gosar and remove him from his committee roles for posting an animated video that depicted him killing New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an action he has refused to acknowledge as inappropriate. Two Republicans joined all Democrats to force Gosar …

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House Votes to Extend Debt Limit Through December

The House of Representatives voted late Tuesday to extend the federal debt limit through early December, sending the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk, who is expected to sign it. The party-line vote of 219-206 approves an increase of $480 billion to the debt limit until Dec. 3, lifting it …

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House Passes Legislation To Protect Abortion Rights

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The House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act on Friday as part of the Democrats’ efforts to protect abortion rights established under the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. As a federal law, the bill would overrule and pre-empt restrictive abortion-related laws at the state level, such as Texas’ …

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