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D.C.’s gun and marijuana laws are safe—-for now.
Republican-sponsored bills that would have obliterated D.C.’s gun safety laws and marijuana laws are not included in the House’s 2015 short-term continuing resolution—-a bill introduced yesterday that would fund the government through Dec. 11.
“Yesterday’s victory was an important step in our efforts to protect the District’s right to self-government,” Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton said in a release.
Norton noted that even if the government fails to pass the spending bill and the federal government shutsdown, D.C. would be able to continue to spend its own money due to a provision included in the 2014 appropriations bill.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery