If President Trump is going to come to agreement on priorities with Congress, it won't be in a joint session. They can't agree on weed.
Just days before President Trump announced a federal crack down on legal marijuana, members of Congress launched the bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus to pass federal marijuana reform consistent with state laws.
The subject of new caucuses serve to highlight priorities that certain members of Congress have. And while each of the new caucuses introduced this year involve hot-button issues for the president, lawmakers do not have unity of purpose with the president.
While five of the House's six newest caucuses are bipartisan, only three — the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN, Middle Class Jobs Caucus and the anti-corruption Congressional Citizen Legislature Caucus — appear to correspond with the President's positions.
Others show a sharp partisan divide. Democrats formed the House Public Education Caucus last month to oppose the nomination of now-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The New Americans Caucus, which has one Republican member, aims to "celebrate the growing number of new Americans" now serving in Congress at a time when many immigrants and minorities feel attacked by Trump administration policies.