All 12 D.C. Council members signed on to an amendment to the D.C. Charter offered by chair Phil Mendelson that may offer a path to budget autonomy by referendum, circumventing the congressional process.
D.C.'s ongoing battle for statehood faced a setbacks this week as Republicans made their opposition to statehood part of the national platform. Now, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will turn his attention to Democrats.
D.C. residents, including Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton herself, were outraged this week after Norton was kept from testifying at a hearing on D.C.'s pwm abortion laws. CQ's David Hawkings talks about what happened in Congress this week.
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