Thursday, October 8, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman
Eight members of the District of Columbia City Council expressed their opposition Thursday to Speaker John A. Boehner’s bill to reauthorize a D.C. school voucher program. In a letter sent to House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the council members argued the program was ineffective and an affront to local governance. They said students in the program should be able to use them throughout high school, but the program should not be extended to new students.
Monday, October 5, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Rebecca Sheir
If you wander past the digital “D.C. Residents Federal Tax Dollars Paid” screen flashing outside the John A. Wilson Building, you’ll see that these days, those dollars of taxation-without-representation number in the three billions. They’re just one reminder, as D.C. Council memberDavid Grosso (I-At Large) puts it “about how we’re really treated as a second-class jurisdiction in this country, a reminder of the fact that we don’t have full home rule here in D.C.”
Friday, October 2, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman
House Republicans will work to to cement a part of Speaker John A. Boehner’s legacy next week by taking up a measure aimed at reauthorizing one of his pet projects. Oversight and Government Reform Committee members were notified Friday that their panel would be marking up a measure that would involve a five-year reauthorization of the D.C. school voucher program on Oct. 7, one day before House GOP leadership elections.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 | The Hill (DC) | Hannah Hess
Updated 4:03 p.m. | Outrage over Capitol Hill’s meddling in the District of Columbia’s affairs could soon come full circle. The Republican staff director of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has agreed to trek from the halls of Congress to a local courtroom on Nov. 19. Sean McLaughlin will testify in D.C. Superior Court on why he directed a D.C. activist to leave the panel’s hearing room during an April 21 markup.
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Friday, September 25, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
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Friday, September 18, 2015 | The Hill (DC) | Lydia Wheeler
The nation’s second most influential court handed a partial win to Dick Heller on Friday in a case challenging Washington, D.C.’s gun laws. Heller is best known for winning a landmark Supreme Court case in 2008, in which the court ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment protects a person’s right to bear arms for self-defense.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Perry Stein
Here we go again. District residents, you know the drill. Congress needs to agree on how to fund the government by Sept. 30 and, well, at this point, a government shutdown seems likely, according to experts. For those of us who live in the city, that means an extra hurdle to ensure that city government remains open. This time around, officials say they are ready and the city will operate as usual.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Martin Austermuhle
The simmering legal battle over the District's restrictive concealed carry law has drawn in attorneys general from various states and advocacy groups on both sides of the gun control debate, raising the profile of a case that could reshape the legal landscape over how far cities and states can go in regulating the carrying of guns in public.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release | Abigail Hauslohner
The average monthly rate of new HIV infections among drug users in the nation’s capital dropped by about 70 percent after the District implemented a needle exchange program in 2008, according to a study that was released Thursday. On average, new HIV cases arising as the result of drug users sharing needles dropped from about 19 new infections per month before needle exchanges became available to fewer than six after the program was implemented, the study’s authors said. Overall, that amounted to 120 “averted” HIV infections over a two-year period.