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Key congressman says he's 'a fan' of Lanier

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier last week entertained a visiting dignitary -- one who had to travel all of six blocks, from the Longworth House Office Building to the Metropolitan Police Department headquarters.

By Mike DeBonis  | March 7, 2011; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress, The District  
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Gray heads back to Capitol Hill to talk vouchers

Mayor Vincent C. Gray will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning to once again answer questions regarding a possible revival of the D.C. school voucher program. Gray attended a Senate hearing this month hosted by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 28, 2011; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress, The District, Vincent Gray  
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How will a federal government shutdown affect D.C.?

UPDATED 7:35 P.M. Early Saturday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a measure cutting $61 billion from the federal budget. The Senate is unlikely to agree, raising the prospect that the government could shut down as soon as March 4...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 23, 2011; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Congress, The District  
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With Chaffetz out, identity of D.C.'s GOP overseer in doubt

The identity of the District of Columbia's next congressional overseer is still very much up in the air. On Friday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chair of the House Oversight Committee, announced that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) -- heretofore the ranking...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 20, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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