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President Barack Obama publicly declares support for D.C. statehood. Prince George's county lawmakers move to allow voters to decide on whether term limits there should be loosened. And Arlington County's board moves to pay for a streetcar project without federal funding. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
DC Mayoral candidate and council member David Catania (I) is against a proposed land swap at the heart of the negotiations around the city's new soccer stadium, saying Friday it was not "a necessary ingredient" in moving the project forward.
On Kojo Nnamdi's Friday Politics Hour, Catania criticized Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to trade the Reeves Center at 14th and U Streets NW for the parcels of land needed to build the stadium, saying he didn't put stock in "selling one of the family jewels" as part of the negotiations.
Watch the discussion below.
Watch our full interview with D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.