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House panel approves D.C. school voucher bill

A House committee approved a bill Thursday to extend the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, advancing a key priority of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that has long divided District leaders.

By Ben Pershing  | March 10, 2011; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight, D.C. Council, Education, Kwame Brown, Mayor Fenty  
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Norton accuses GOP of trying to 'humiliate' and 'disrespect' Gray

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) ripped into her Republican colleagues Tuesday morning at a hearing on the District's school voucher program, accusing them of trying to "humiliate" Mayor Vincent C. Gray and "disrespect his office."

By Ben Pershing  | March 1, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Education, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Vincent C. Gray  
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DC Vote activists protest outside Boehner's house

Seeking to make a point about what they see as congressional Republican meddling in District affairs, local activists staged a protest Thursday outside Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) house. Yes, that's "house" with a lowercase "h."

By Ben Pershing  | February 17, 2011; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight  
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House Republicans propose deep cuts to District, Metro budgets

House Republicans unveiled a spending resolution Friday night that would cut federal payments to the District by nearly $80 million and slash Metro funding by $150 million over the next eight months, as the GOP seeks to fulfill its campaign pledge to rein in government outlays.

By Ben Pershing  | February 11, 2011; 9:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Budget, City Finances, Congressional Oversight  
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DC Vote activists ejected from House abortion bill hearing after protest

Eleven District activists were ejected from a House subcommittee hearing on a controversial abortion bill Tuesday after they staged a silent protest at the start of the session.

By Ben Pershing  | February 8, 2011; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight, Eleanor Holmes Norton  
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GOP spending outline foreshadows District budget cuts

House Republicans unveiled a plan Thursday to reduce government spending by $32 billion over the next several months, and delivered fresh evidence that they intend to cut the District's budget in the process.

By Ben Pershing  | February 4, 2011; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Budget, Congressional Oversight  
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Older Entries in This Category »

GOP bill would block D.C. abortion funding, Ben Pershing , January 21, 2011
Norton: Lieberman's exit a loss for the District, Ben Pershing , January 19, 2011
Freshman Rep. Gowdy to chair D.C. oversight panel, Ben Pershing , January 18, 2011
Norton offers trio of D.C. voting rights bills, Ben Pershing , January 12, 2011
Senate approves two D.C. judicial nominees, Ben Pershing , December 23, 2010
House to vote on putting D.C. statue in Capitol, Ben Pershing , December 14, 2010
Cardin proposes moving New Beginnings facility to Walter Reed campus, Ben Pershing and Henri Cauvin , December 9, 2010
D.C. judicial nominees stuck in Senate logjam, Ben Pershing , December 2, 2010
Norton seeks to keep 'Committee of the Whole' vote, Ben Pershing , November 16, 2010
Did Norton fundraising call violate rules?, Ben Pershing , September 17, 2010
Live blog: D.C. Primary Day 2010 evening -- Returns trickle in, Christopher Dean Hopkins , September 14, 2010
 
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