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Rep. Pete Stark to introduce bill resolving tax code provision behind IRS medical marijuana audits

By | 05.09.11 | 1:11 pm

Congressional newspaper The Hill reports that as the standoff between the federal government and the medical marijuana industry continues, efforts are being made in Washington to resolve some of the issues that have led to the current atmosphere of mutual hostility.

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has More…

Polis: Next step in federal medical marijuana recognition is ‘congressional action’

By | 03.30.11 | 3:16 pm

Last November, medical marijuana advocates launched the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), a lobbying organization dedicated to representing the interests of the medical marijuana industry on the federal level. Today marks NCIA’s first official “congressional lobbying day,” during which representatives of the organization are meeting

Facing Steep Odds, 128 House Democrats Revive the Public Option

By | 07.29.10 | 6:15 am

Four months after President Barack Obama enacted the Affordable Care And Patient Protection Act, House Democrats have revived a top liberal priority that was eliminated from the sweeping health care law in the latter stages of a grueling year-long debate: the public option.

[Congress1] Armed with a new line More…

Stark Cedes Gavel, As Levin Takes Over Ways and Means

By | 03.04.10 | 11:24 am

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) will replace Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) atop the powerful Ways and Means Committee, The New York Times reports this morning.

Levin is the No. 3 Democrat on the panel, meaning that party leaders skipped over the second most senior member, Rep. Pete Stark, the More…

Stark Under Ethics Investigation

By | 12.29.09 | 1:36 pm

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the outspoken chairman of the Ways and Means health subcommittee, is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, the panel announced by quietly posting a statement on Christmas Eve. The panel hasn’t identified what potential infringement it’s looking at, but it notified Stark’s office More…

Experts: CHIP Repeal Threatens Kids’ Care

By | 11.13.09 | 7:15 pm

The Democrats’ proposal to terminate the Children’s Health Insurance Program would hike health care costs for some of the country’s low-income families, likely increasing the number of uninsured kids in the name of expanding coverage, several health policy experts and state health officials warned Friday.

Under the sweeping More…

Rep. Pete Stark Won’t Dignify Constituent by, er, Micturating Upon His Leg

By | 09.15.09 | 2:02 pm

In the tradition of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), California Democratic Rep. Pete Stark revealed at a recent town hall gathering that there are limits to what he’ll endure from angry constituents. From TPM:

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) got a pretty rough earful from an older looking


Rightbloggers 1, Van Jones 0

By | 09.04.09 | 10:19 am

My story about WorldNetDaily today makes the case that a “fringe” Website can actually have an impact on the mainstream political debate if, as WND does, it gives readers what they want while reporting every nugget of scandalous information that comes its way. That’s definitely what’s happening with Van More…

No Major Health Reform in 2009?

By | 12.17.08 | 5:58 pm

That’s what Rep. Pete Stark, chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, implied today, according to The Hill. The California Democrat said that the economic troubles facing the country — as well as “deferred maintenance” health care issues like the renewal of SCHIP — would push the larger More…