On Tuesday, the House Rules Committee voted to add an amendment into the appropriations four-bill minibus (a modest set of bills that fund certain federal government agencies and activities) that would prohibit the Department of Justice from using funds to prevent states, territories and Native American tribes from implementing their recreational marijuana laws. The amendment was proposed by Representative Tom McClintock (R-Placer) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-Oakland). The House is expected to vote on this appropriations package on Friday.