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 23

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

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."
https://reason.com/blog/2018/03/14/right-to-try-bill-fails-in-the-house-des
3/14/18

Votes
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: https://kevinmccarthy.house.gov/contact

Web: https://kevinmccarthy.house.gov/

Phone: 202-225-2915

Address

2468 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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