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Gray To Meet With D.C.'s 'Overlord'

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One by one, some of D.C.'s recent gains in home-rule have been stripped away or targeted by Republicans in the house.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton lost her vote in the Committee of the Whole. Not long after, Republicans eyed banning D.C.'s ability to fund abortions. Other measures seek to revive the city's school voucher program and overturn its new gay marriage law.

Gray, meanwhile, has said he wants Republicans to follow their own rhetoric and keep the federal government out of the affairs of states and cities or, in this case, the District of Columbia.

The mayor has met with Speaker of the House John Boehner and some other Republicans on the hill, but so far, his appeals for autonomy have had little effect.

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