Politician Info
D- Kevin McCarthy (R - CA)

Congressman McCarthy has never been a friend to the marijuana policy reform movement and voted against the Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton amendment to protect California's legalization program. However, he did vote in favor of the SAFE Banking Act. 

Holds office U.S. House District 23

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 20 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

  McCarthy had a perfect 0% voting record on marijuana issues in the state legislature, including a bill to decriminalize possession.   

Position on Medical Marijuana

Going back all the way to his days as minority leader in the California Assembly, Kevin McCarthy has never cast a vote in favor of medical marijuana.  In Congress, he repeatedly opposed the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment to protect California's laws from federal interference. He did, however, recently vote in favor of the SAFE Banking Act of 2019.

Comments

"This week, your House Democrat majority is tackling the tough issues by holding a vote on legalizing pot and banning tiger ownership. Nothing for small businesses. Nothing for re-opening schools. Nothing on battling the pandemic. Just cannabis and cats." 11/30/20

Kevin McCarthy refused to tell his constituents if he supports the federal government spending tax dollars to interfere w/ state-legal marijuana programs. In the past, he has voted to protect bankers who profit from cannabis but against the consumers themselves. (8/13/21) 

On patient's right to try non FDA approved medications but not specifically marijuana, "The House will not let this be the end," Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement. "We will try again, pass legislation, and bring hope to those whose only desire is the right to try to live."
3/14/18

Votes

2021: The Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657

Yes

2021: The MORE Act, HR 3617

No

2021: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996

Yes

2020: The MORE Act, HR 3884

Abstention

2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595

Yes

2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization

No

2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment

No

2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical

No
2015: McClintock/Polis Amendment to Protect Legalization
No
Contact Kevin McCarthy

Email: kevinomccarthy@mccarthyforcongress.com

Web: https://mccarthyforcongress.com/

Phone: 202-225-2915

Address

2468 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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