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D.C. Wire: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

GOP bill would block D.C. abortion funding

More than 160 House members are backing a bill that would reimpose a ban on the District's ability to use its own money to pay for abortions for low-income women, drawing the ire of D.C. activists and abortion rights supporters.

By Ben Pershing  | January 21, 2011; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight, Eleanor Holmes Norton  
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House GOP proposal to cut D.C. budget stands little chance of passage

A proposal by House GOP conservatives to cut the District's budget has alarmed local officials, but the plan has little chance of becoming law.

By Ben Pershing  | January 21, 2011; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Budget, City Finances, Congressional Oversight  
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Vince Gray Gives Biddle a rousing endorsement

District Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) gave interim D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle an energetic endorsement Thursday night, vowing to put the full weight of his political organization to work to keep his seat from slipping into GOP hands.

By Tim Craig  | January 21, 2011; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Sekou Biddle, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent Orange, vincent gray  
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Gray scheduled to appear at Biddle fundraiser

Mayor Vincent C. Gray is expected to attend a fund-raiser tonight for Council member Sekou Biddle, a signal that the mayor is could throw his support behind the newly-appointed member who has to stand for election on April 26

By Tim Craig  | January 20, 2011; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Sekou Biddle, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent Orange, vincent gray  
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Hundreds attend William Lockridge funeral

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, council members, school board members and community leaders gathered at Temple of Praise Church in Southeast on Thursday to attend the funeral of William Lockridge, a longtime community and education activist.

By Nikita Stewart and Hamil Harris  | January 20, 2011; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  | Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, William Lockridge  
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Rep. Danny Davis to serve as top Democrat on D.C. panel

House Democrats have named their top member for the subcommittee that will handle D.C. issues -- Rep. Danny K. Davis.

By Ben Pershing  | January 20, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight  
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Norton: Lieberman's exit a loss for the District

At least one Democrat is sorry to hear Sen. Joe Lieberman is retiring -- D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

By Ben Pershing  | January 19, 2011; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Voting Rights  
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Fenty to teach at Oberlin in the fall

Former Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will return to his alma mater Oberlin College as a distinguished visiting professor of politics, a featured lecturer and a career adviser in the Department of African American Studies. Fenty, a 1992 graduate who majored in economics and English at the Ohio college, will participate...

By Nikita Stewart  | January 19, 2011; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty, Nikita Stewart  | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, adrian fenty, nikita stewart, oberlin college  
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Vincent Orange says 'it's full speed ahead' for D.C. council bid

Former D.C. Council member Vincent C. Orange, who has kept a low-profile since losing the D.C. Democratic State Committee endorsement two weeks ago, confirmed Wednesday he's still a candidate in the April 26 special election for an at-large council seat. In an interview with the Washington Post, Orange said he...

By Tim Craig  | January 19, 2011; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Sekou Biddle, Tim Craig, Vincent Orange  
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Bryan Weaver enters at-large race

Bryan Weaver, a Ward 1 community activist who unsuccessfully challenged D.C. Council member Jim Graham last year, announced Wednesday that he is entering the race for an at-large race seat on the D.C. Council.

By Tim Craig  | January 19, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Need a Social Security number to drive? Maybe not in D.C.

Two D.C. Council members have introduced a bill to allow drivers licenses to be issued to residents who cannot provide a social security number, which could make it easier for undocumented immigrants to drive around the city.

By Tim Craig  | January 18, 2011; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Columbia Heights, D.C. Council, D.C. Democrats & Republicans, Jim Graham, Tim Craig  
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Freshman Rep. Gowdy to chair D.C. oversight panel

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will announce Tuesday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will helm the subcommittee that handles District matters, giving the job to a freshman lawmaker with no record of speaking out on D.C. issues.

By Ben Pershing  | January 18, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight  
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