Federal - H235

Marijuana Decriminalization

Passage

House Roll Call Vote 235, 116th Congress, 2nd Session

Date: December 4, 2020

Status: Passed

228
164

Our Position

Against

Description

Passage of the bill that would decriminalize the use and possession of marijuana at the federal level. It would remove marijuana from the federal controlled substances list, eliminate federal criminal penalties for cannabis offenses and provide for the expungement of all previous arrests and convictions for non-violent federal cannabis offenses. It would create a federal excise tax on cannabis products manufactured in or imported into the United States, set at 5% for two years and gradually increasing to 8%. It would also create an annual "occupational tax" of $1,000 for each cannabis production or export warehouse facility. It would establish a Treasury Department trust fund from tax proceeds, from which 40% would be available for Small Business Administration loan and licensing programs for the cannabis industry and 60% would be available for programs of a new Cannabis Justice Office within the Justice Department. The new office would administer a community reinvestment grant program for nonprofits to administer services for individuals adversely impacted by the war on drugs, including job training, reentry services, literacy programs, legal aid and substance use disorder services. Among other provisions, it would establish federal bonding, permitting and operational requirements for cannabis businesses. It would prohibit SBA programs from declining services to a business solely because it is a cannabis-related business and prohibit the denial of any federal public benefits to an individual on the basis of cannabis use or possession. It would require the Labor Statistics Bureau to compile and publish demographic data on cannabis industry business owners and employees. It would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the societal impacts of recreational cannabis legalization by states. It would strike references of "marihuana" and "marijuana" in existing law and replace them with "cannabis."

Related Bill

HR 3884 A bill to decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.

Vote Breakdown

D R I
Yea 222 5 1
Nay 6 158 0
No Vote 5 33 1

Democrats

  • Alma Adams Yea
  • Pete Aguilar Yea
  • Colin Allred Yea
  • Cindy Axne Yea
  • Nanette Barragán Proxy Yes
  • Karen Bass Yea
  • Joyce Beatty Yea
  • Ami Bera Proxy Yes
  • Donald S. Beyer Jr. Yea
  • Sanford D. Bishop Jr. Yea
  • Earl Blumenauer Yea
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester Yea
  • Suzanne Bonamici Proxy Yes
  • Brendan F. Boyle Proxy Yes
  • Anthony Brindisi Yea
  • Anthony G. Brown Yea
  • Julia Brownley Proxy Yes
  • Cheri Bustos Nay
  • G.K. Butterfield Yea
  • Salud Carbajal Yea
  • Tony Cárdenas Yea
  • André Carson Proxy Yes
  • Matt Cartwright Yea
  • Ed Case Yea
  • Sean Casten Yea
  • Kathy Castor Proxy Yes
  • Joaquin Castro Yea
  • Judy Chu Yea
  • David Cicilline Yea
  • Gil Cisneros Yea
  • Katherine M. Clark Yea
  • Yvette D. Clarke Yea
  • William Lacy Clay Not Present
  • Emanuel Cleaver II Yea
  • James E. Clyburn Yea
  • Steve Cohen Proxy Yes
  • Gerald E. Connolly Yea
  • Jim Cooper Yea
  • Lou Correa Yea
  • Jim Costa Proxy Yes
  • Joe Courtney Yea
  • TJ Cox Not Present
  • Angie Craig Yea
  • Charlie Crist Yea
  • Jason Crow Yea
  • Henry Cuellar Nay
  • Joe Cunningham Yea
  • Sharice Davids Yea
  • Danny K. Davis Yea
  • Susan A. Davis Yea
  • Madeleine Dean Yea
  • Peter A. DeFazio Yea
  • Diana DeGette Yea
  • Rosa DeLauro Yea
  • Suzan DelBene Yea
  • Antonio Delgado Yea
  • Val B. Demings Yea
  • Mark DeSaulnier Proxy Yes
  • Ted Deutch Proxy Yes
  • Debbie Dingell Yea
  • Lloyd Doggett Proxy Yes
  • Mike Doyle Proxy Yes
  • Eliot L. Engel Yea
  • Veronica Escobar Proxy Yes
  • Anna G. Eshoo Yea
  • Adriano Espaillat Yea
  • Dwight Evans Yea
  • Abby Finkenauer Yea
  • Lizzie Fletcher Yea
  • Bill Foster Yea
  • Lois Frankel Proxy Yes
  • Marcia L. Fudge Not Present
  • Tulsi Gabbard Yea
  • Ruben Gallego Yea
  • John Garamendi Proxy Yes
  • Jesús "Chuy" García Yea
  • Sylvia R. Garcia Yea
  • Jared Golden Yea
  • Jimmy Gomez Yea
  • Vicente Gonzalez Yea
  • Josh Gottheimer Yea
  • Al Green Yea
  • Raúl M. Grijalva Proxy Yes
  • Deb Haaland Yea
  • Kwanza Hall Yea
  • Josh Harder Yea
  • Alcee L. Hastings Proxy Yes
  • Jahana Hayes Yea
  • Denny Heck Yea
  • Brian Higgins Proxy Yes
  • Jim Himes Yea
  • Kendra Horn Yea
  • Steven Horsford Yea
  • Chrissy Houlahan Yea
  • Steny H. Hoyer Yea
  • Jared Huffman Yea
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Yea
  • Pramila Jayapal Proxy Yes
  • Hakeem Jeffries Yea
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson Proxy Yes
  • Hank Johnson Yea
  • Marcy Kaptur Proxy Yes
  • William Keating Yea
  • Robin Kelly Yea
  • Joseph P. Kennedy III Proxy Yes
  • Ro Khanna Yea
  • Dan Kildee Yea
  • Derek Kilmer Yea
  • Andy Kim Proxy Yes
  • Ron Kind Yea
  • Ann Kirkpatrick Proxy Yes
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi Yea
  • Ann McLane Kuster Yea
  • Conor Lamb Proxy No
  • Jim Langevin Proxy Yes
  • Rick Larsen Yea
  • John B. Larson Yea
  • Brenda Lawrence Yea
  • Al Lawson Proxy Yes
  • Barbara Lee Yea
  • Susie Lee Proxy Yes
  • Andy Levin Yea
  • Mike Levin Yea
  • Ted Lieu Proxy Yes
  • Daniel Lipinski Proxy No
  • Dave Loebsack Yea
  • Zoe Lofgren Proxy Yes
  • Alan Lowenthal Proxy Yes
  • Nita M. Lowey Proxy Yes
  • Ben Ray Luján Yea
  • Elaine Luria Yea
  • Stephen F. Lynch Yea
  • Tom Malinowski Yea
  • Carolyn B. Maloney Yea
  • Sean Patrick Maloney Yea
  • Doris Matsui Yea
  • Ben McAdams Yea
  • Lucy McBath Yea
  • Betty McCollum Yea
  • A. Donald McEachin Proxy Yes
  • Jim McGovern Yea
  • Jerry McNerney Proxy Yes
  • Gregory W. Meeks Yea
  • Grace Meng Proxy Yes
  • Kweisi Mfume Yea
  • Gwen Moore Proxy Yes
  • Joseph D. Morelle Yea
  • Seth Moulton Yea
  • Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Proxy Yes
  • Stephanie Murphy Yea
  • Jerrold Nadler Proxy Yes
  • Grace F. Napolitano Proxy Yes
  • Richard E. Neal Yea
  • Joe Neguse Yea
  • Donald Norcross Yea
  • Tom O'Halleran Yea
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Yea
  • Ilhan Omar Yea
  • Frank Pallone Jr. Yea
  • Jimmy Panetta Yea
  • Chris Pappas Nay
  • Bill Pascrell Jr. Proxy Yes
  • Donald M. Payne Jr. Proxy Yes
  • Nancy Pelosi Speaker
  • Ed Perlmutter Yea
  • Scott Peters Proxy Yes
  • Collin C. Peterson Nay
  • Dean Phillips Yea
  • Chellie Pingree Proxy Yes
  • Mark Pocan Proxy Yes
  • Katie Porter Proxy Yes
  • Ayanna S. Pressley Proxy Yes
  • David E. Price Proxy Yes
  • Mike Quigley Yea
  • Jamie Raskin Yea
  • Kathleen Rice Yea
  • Cedric L. Richmond Not Present
  • Max Rose Yea
  • Harley Rouda Yea
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard Proxy Yes
  • Raul Ruiz Proxy Yes
  • C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger Yea
  • Bobby L. Rush Proxy Yes
  • Tim Ryan Yea
  • Linda T. Sánchez Yea
  • John Sarbanes Yea
  • Mary Gay Scanlon Yea
  • Jan Schakowsky Yea
  • Adam B. Schiff Yea
  • Brad Schneider Proxy Yes
  • Kurt Schrader Yea
  • Kim Schrier Proxy Yes
  • David Scott Yea
  • Robert C. Scott Yea
  • José E. Serrano Proxy Yes
  • Terri A. Sewell Yea
  • Donna E. Shalala Yea
  • Brad Sherman Yea
  • Mikie Sherrill Yea
  • Albio Sires Proxy Yes
  • Elissa Slotkin Yea
  • Adam Smith Yea
  • Darren Soto Yea
  • Abigail Spanberger Yea
  • Jackie Speier Proxy Yes
  • Greg Stanton Yea
  • Haley Stevens Yea
  • Tom Suozzi Yea
  • Eric Swalwell Yea
  • Mark Takano Yea
  • Bennie Thompson Yea
  • Mike Thompson Proxy Yes
  • Dina Titus Proxy Yes
  • Rashida Tlaib Yea
  • Paul Tonko Yea
  • Norma J. Torres Yea
  • Xochitl Torres Small Yea
  • Lori Trahan Yea
  • David Trone Yea
  • Lauren Underwood Yea
  • Juan C. Vargas Yea
  • Marc Veasey Yea
  • Filemon Vela Yea
  • Nydia M. Velázquez Yea
  • Peter J. Visclosky Yea
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Yea
  • Maxine Waters Yea
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman Proxy Yes
  • Peter Welch Proxy Yes
  • Jennifer Wexton Yea
  • Susan Wild Yea
  • Frederica S. Wilson Proxy Yes
  • John Yarmuth Yea

Republicans

  • Ralph Abraham Not Present
  • Robert B. Aderholt Announced Against
  • Rick W. Allen Not Present
  • Mark Amodei Nay
  • Kelly Armstrong Nay
  • Jodey C. Arrington Nay
  • Brian Babin Nay
  • Don Bacon Nay
  • Jim Baird Nay
  • Troy Balderson Nay
  • Jim Banks Nay
  • Andy Barr Nay
  • Jack Bergman Nay
  • Andy Biggs Nay
  • Gus Bilirakis Nay
  • Rob Bishop Nay
  • Mike Bost Nay
  • Kevin Brady Nay
  • Mo Brooks Nay
  • Susan W. Brooks Announced Against
  • Vern Buchanan Nay
  • Ken Buck Nay
  • Larry Bucshon Announced Against
  • Ted Budd Announced Against
  • Tim Burchett Nay
  • Michael C. Burgess Not Present
  • Bradley Byrne Nay
  • Dan Bishop Nay
  • Ken Calvert Announced Against
  • Earl L. "Buddy" Carter Announced Against
  • John Carter Not Present
  • Steve Chabot Nay
  • Liz Cheney Nay
  • Ben Cline Nay
  • Michael Cloud Nay
  • Tom Cole Nay
  • Doug Collins Announced Against
  • James R. Comer Nay
  • K. Michael Conaway Nay
  • Paul Cook Not Present
  • Rick Crawford Nay
  • Daniel Crenshaw Nay
  • John Curtis Nay
  • Warren Davidson Nay
  • Rodney Davis Nay
  • Scott DesJarlais Nay
  • Mario Diaz-Balart Nay
  • Jeff Duncan Nay
  • Neal Dunn Not Present
  • Tom Emmer Nay
  • Ron Estes Nay
  • Drew Ferguson Announced Against
  • Chuck Fleischmann Nay
  • Bill Flores Nay
  • Jeff Fortenberry Nay
  • Virginia Foxx Announced Against
  • Russ Fulcher Nay
  • Brian Fitzpatrick Nay
  • Matt Gaetz Yea
  • Mike Gallagher Nay
  • Mike Garcia Nay
  • Greg Gianforte Not Present
  • Bob Gibbs Nay
  • Louie Gohmert Nay
  • Anthony Gonzalez Nay
  • Lance Gooden Nay
  • Paul Gosar Nay
  • Kay Granger Nay
  • Garret Graves Announced Against
  • Sam Graves Nay
  • Mark E. Green Nay
  • Morgan Griffith Nay
  • Glenn Grothman Nay
  • Michael Guest Nay
  • Brett Guthrie Nay
  • Jim Hagedorn Nay
  • Andy Harris Nay
  • Vicky Hartzler Nay
  • Kevin Hern Nay
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Nay
  • Jody B. Hice Nay
  • Clay Higgins Not Present
  • French Hill Nay
  • George Holding Nay
  • Trey Hollingsworth Nay
  • Richard Hudson Nay
  • Bill Huizenga Nay
  • Will Hurd Nay
  • Chris Jacobs Nay
  • Bill Johnson Nay
  • Dusty Johnson Nay
  • Mike Johnson Not Present
  • Jim Jordan Nay
  • David Joyce Nay
  • John Joyce Nay
  • John Katko Nay
  • Fred Keller Nay
  • Mike Kelly Nay
  • Trent Kelly Nay
  • Peter T. King Nay
  • Steve King Announced Against
  • Adam Kinzinger Nay
  • David Kustoff Nay
  • Darin LaHood Nay
  • Doug LaMalfa Nay
  • Doug Lamborn Nay
  • Bob Latta Nay
  • Debbie Lesko Nay
  • Billy Long Nay
  • Barry Loudermilk Not Present
  • Frank D. Lucas Nay
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer Nay
  • Kenny Marchant Not Present
  • Roger Marshall Nay
  • Thomas Massie Nay
  • Brian Mast Yea
  • Kevin McCarthy Not Present
  • Michael McCaul Nay
  • Tom McClintock Yea
  • Patrick T. McHenry Not Present
  • David B. McKinley Nay
  • Dan Meuser Nay
  • Carol Miller Nay
  • John Moolenaar Nay
  • Alex X. Mooney Nay
  • Markwayne Mullin Not Present
  • Greg Murphy Nay
  • Dan Newhouse Not Present
  • Ralph Norman Not Present
  • Devin Nunes Nay
  • Pete Olson Nay
  • Steven M. Palazzo Nay
  • Gary Palmer Announced Against
  • Greg Pence Nay
  • Scott Perry Nay
  • Bill Posey Nay
  • Tom Reed Nay
  • Guy Reschenthaler Announced Against
  • Tom Rice Nay
  • Denver Riggleman Yea
  • Martha Roby Nay
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers Nay
  • Phil Roe Nay
  • Harold Rogers Nay
  • Mike D. Rogers Nay
  • Francis Rooney Proxy No
  • John W. Rose Nay
  • David Rouzer Nay
  • Chip Roy Nay
  • John Rutherford Nay
  • Steve Scalise Nay
  • David Schweikert Nay
  • Austin Scott Announced Against
  • Jim Sensenbrenner Nay
  • John Shimkus Nay
  • Mike Simpson Nay
  • Adrian Smith Nay
  • Christopher H. Smith Nay
  • Jason Smith Nay
  • Lloyd K. Smucker Nay
  • Ross Spano Nay
  • Pete Stauber Nay
  • Elise Stefanik Nay
  • Bryan Steil Nay
  • Greg Steube Nay
  • Chris Stewart Not Present
  • Steve Stivers Nay
  • Van Taylor Nay
  • Glenn "GT" Thompson Nay
  • Mac Thornberry Nay
  • Tom Tiffany Nay
  • William R. Timmons IV Nay
  • Scott Tipton Nay
  • Michael R. Turner Nay
  • Fred Upton Nay
  • Jeff Van Drew Nay
  • Ann Wagner Announced Against
  • Tim Walberg Nay
  • Greg Walden Nay
  • Mark Walker Nay
  • Jackie Walorski Nay
  • Michael Waltz Nay
  • Steve Watkins Nay
  • Randy Weber Nay
  • Daniel Webster Nay
  • Brad Wenstrup Nay
  • Bruce Westerman Nay
  • Roger Williams Nay
  • Joe Wilson Nay
  • Rob Wittman Nay
  • Steve Womack Nay
  • Rob Woodall Nay
  • Ron Wright Not Present
  • Ted Yoho Nay
  • Don Young Yea
  • Lee Zeldin Nay