A much-hyped congressional hearing on easing cannabis banking restrictions served as a reminder Tuesday that reforming pot laws remains an uphill battle in Congress despite growing bipartisan support among lawmakers.
U.S. lawmakers at a Senate hearing Tuesday are looking at easing restrictions on the cannabis industry's ability to do business with banks.
"Patriotic Millionaires," which describes itself as "proud traitors to their class," wants to meet with every member of Congress.
"Sen. McConnell has already indicated that he doesn't intend to bring it up," a Democratic aide familiar with the legislation told CNBC.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon says he has decided against seeking the Democratic nomination for president and instead wants to focus on getting re-elected senator in 2020.
"There's an argument that you don't destabilize a society by doing too much change at once," says the former Massachusetts congressman.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office issued a rare public rebuke of elements of a stunning report that alleged President Donald Trump directed his former legal counsel to lie in sworn Congressional testimony.
If true, Schiff said, the allegations "would constitute both the subornation of perjury as well as obstruction of justice."
Two recent trading scandals, one involving a Republican congressman from New York and another involving former Rep. and one-time Trump administration Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, helped inspire the bill's creation.
Rep. Beto O'Rourke's team is heeding requests from top Democratic Party organizations to visit the key primary state of New Hampshire as the former Texas Senate nominee consider a run for president.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has enlisted the help of a former Obama New Hampshire campaign co-chairman as he debates whether to run for president in 2020.
In a letter to Trump, all Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee urged the president to pull Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.
Democrats jumped on comments from White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, who said the Trump administration will "probably" address "larger entitlements" next year.
It's an argument without much basis in law or Supreme Court precedent, experts tell CNBC, but it could be politically effective.
The push underscores the massive resistance the White House faces for the policy of splitting up families crossing U.S. borders illegally.
Jeff Merkley, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders have also either said the president should consider resigning or outright urged him to step down.
Sen. Al Franken plans an announcement Thursday after new allegations and growing calls for his resignation.
U.S. Senate Republicans rammed forward a tax-cut bill in an abrupt, partisan committee vote that set up a full vote by the Senate as soon as Thursday.
Democratic lawmakers demanded the appointment of a special prosecutor after FBI Director James Comey was fired on Tuesday.
A Senate showdown is at hand over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, and it could change the Senate and the court for years to come.