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D.C. Council To Tackle Campaign Finance Reform, Redskins Team Name

The D.C. Council will keep itself busy today.
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The D.C. Council will keep itself busy today.

From the controversy surrounding the name of D.C.'s football team to the campaign finance scandals at city hall, its expected to be a busy legislative day at the D.C. Council.

Council member Kenyan McDuffie's (D-Ward 5) bill to overhaul the city's campaign finance laws will face its first vote later today. The measure would close the loophole that allows donors who control limited liability companies to make unlimited contributions and would tighten the rules in other places.

McDuffie is also set to introduce legislation that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

The Council is also expected to revisit its proposal to give undocumented immigrants regular driver's licenses after Homeland Security officials reportedly told a Council member it could jeopardize the IDs of all D.C. residents.

And also later today, Council members will vote on a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins to change its name.

Yesterday the team urged fans to contact Council members, but the proposal, which is essentially a symbolic gesture, appears to have the support of a majority of Council members.

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