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D.C. Delegate Speaks With WAMU About The District's Future

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The balance of power in the House has shifted to the right after Republicans swept many elections last night across the country and locally. It could mean a change of priorities for the District. Congress can have a major impact on D.C. laws and finances through its oversight role.

D.C.'s Delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks with host Pat Brogan about representing the District, the future of D.C.'s progressive laws and how Mayor-elect Vincent Gray will win over residents who didn't supported his campaign.

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