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Georgia's Scott to lead U.S. House Agriculture Committee

Dec. 5, 2020 10:24 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep David Scott will become the first Georgian and the first African American to lead the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. The House Democratic Caucus on Thursday ratified the choice of Scott to lead the panel. “I was born on my grandparents’ farm in rural...

This image from House Television shows the final vote, 228-164, in the House on passage of a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. The bill now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is unlikely to move forward. (House Television via AP)

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

Dec. 4, 2020 3:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters call a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws. Opponents, mostly...

FILE - In this Nov.13, 2019 file photo, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., listens during a House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  House Democrats picked moderate Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign organization into the 2022 elections, choosing him over a Hispanic rival after last month's voting dealt them unexpected losses and left them divided over the reasons.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House Dems pick moderate New Yorker to lead campaign arm

Dec. 3, 2020 5:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats elected centrist Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign arm into the 2022 elections, picking a lawmaker who wins in a closely divided district as they dissect why they unexpectedly lost seats in November’s voting. Maloney, 54 and openly gay,...