Tuesday, September 28, 1999 | CNN.com | no byline
WASHINGTON -- Congress voted Tuesday to keep the government running for three weeks into the new fiscal year while lawmakers battle over how to allocate funds for spending on military, social and other domestic programs. By a vote of 98-1, the Senate followed the House in passing the stop-gap measure to fund the government at current spending levels until Oct. 21 -- averting the possibility of a government shutdown through that time.
Thursday, July 15, 1999 | Washington Post (DC) | Metro in Brief
The Coalition for D.C. Representation in Congress, whose membership includes individuals and associations, is holding two public sessions of its D.C. Organizing Committee. They will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. For more information, call 202-872-8683.
Sunday, April 25, 1999 | Washington Post (DC) | Erica Johnston
It's a very simple argument, the District™s top lawyer told a special three-judge panel as he pleaded his case, which he called the most important of his career. American citizens have a right to vote, Corporation Counsel John M. Ferren said. But D.C. residents don't have a vote on Capitol Hill - the only U.S. citizens on the American mainland without such a say. And that's not right.
Friday, April 23, 1999 | Washington Times (DC) | Jonetta Rose Barras
Former President Jimmy Carter, who shuttles around the globe
in the name of freedom, wasn't in the crowd. Neither was the NAACP's chairman,
Julian Bond. No one came from the National Organization of Women, the Jewish
Defense League, or the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which led the
southern civil rights movement. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, national racial justice
gadfly, wasn't seen near any television cameras.
Tuesday, April 20, 1999 | Washington Times (DC) | Ronald J. Hansen
Three federal judges yesterday asked how to grant the District congressional representation, not whether the city's residents should have it. The tone of the questions by U.S. District Judges Merrick Garland, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly and Louis Oberdorfer left most of the 200 people in the courtroom confident the judges understood their pleas to change the current system and hopeful the panel will do so. D.C. residents vote for president, but the city has no electoral votes and no voting representatives in the House of Representatives or the Senate.
Tuesday, April 20, 1999 | Washington Times (DC) | Adrienne T. Washington
Oh, happy day. Yesterday, Lois E. "Lea" Adams was "happier than I've been in 30 years." Finally, the lifelong D.C. resident and scores of her compatriots got their day in court. U.S. District Court to be specific, where yesterday a three-member panel of seemingly sympathetic jurists engaged in intense and intricate legal arguments about the lack of full voting rights and representation for residents of the nation's capital. Indeed, this was a historic hearing.
Tuesday, April 20, 1999 | Washington Post (DC) | Bill Miller
For decades, scores of public officials - and some of the District's most ardent champions of home rule - have struggled in hopes of winning for D.C. residents a vote in Congress. After failing to achieve their goal through the political process, they turned to the courts yesterday for what they hope will be a landmark voting rights decision.
Tuesday, March 9, 1999 | Mother Jones Magazine | j.j. richardson
Last year, a group of concerned Washington, D.C., residents fought to have an initiative placed on their November ballot to legalize the medical use of marijuana. But two weeks before the November vote, Rep. Bob Barr's (R-Ga.) amendment to the District's budget forbade the use of funds for any ballot initiative that would "legalize or otherwise reduce penalties [for]...any Schedule I substance."
Friday, February 12, 1999 | Washington Post (DC)
Attorney General Janet Reno said yesterday that she believes District residents should have full representation in Congress, even though the Justice Department opposes a voting rights claim filed by the District in federal court. Speaking at her weekly news conference, Reno made clear that she was expressing her personal opinion. The department's official position, grounded in its legal analysis, is that the District is not entitled to seats in the Senate or House of Representatives because the city is not a state.
Tuesday, February 9, 1999 | Washington Post (DC)
Way back in 1922, some senators were determined to enfranchise the citizens of the District - and others were determined not to, as The Post reported on Feb. 9 of that year. It took another 39 years to pass a constitutional amendment allowing D.C. residents to vote for president, and 9 more before District voters could elect a non-voting House delegate. As for those "one or two senators" the District would be "entitled to elect" - well, surely, any day now. An excerpt: