Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) made himself a man of his word today, introducing a bill allowing the District to spend its locally raised tax money without congressional pre-approval. But as the Post’s Ben Pershing reports, that would come with a catch — a restriction on abortion spending that will likely be a poison pill for House Democrats and local politicos. In other Capitol Hill meddling news: A group of House Republicans is proposing a floor amendment that would have the effect of allowing concealed weapons in the District; in an afternoon statement, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) said she did not expect the amendment to emerge from the Rules Committee.
In other news:
See who has picked up ballot petitions for April (BOEE)
Everything you need to know about ballot petitions and had no idea you wanted to ask (DCist)
Eight more “D.C. 41” activists stand trial tomorrow (HuffPo)
Yeah, this probably isn’t Uniontown’s real voice mail message (WTOP)