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Budget deal includes abortion and school voucher riders

The D.C. area may be breathing a collective sigh of relief after a last minute deal was struck to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, the deal includes two provisions aimed at the District.

Tags: abortion , abortion funding , school vouchers , John Boehner

Saturday - 04/09/2011, 08:26am EDT

D.C. mayor raises spectre of disobedience amid shutdown

Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Vincent Gray , government shutdown , Irv Nathan ,

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:06pm EDT

Interagency board identifies underused fed buildings

Congress is holding the government accountable for federal building ownership and leasing. Rep. Holmes Norton is asking GSA for access to excess building data.

Tags: real estate , consolidation , budget , GAO , OMB , Darrell Issa , Kathleen Turco , Thomas Davis , Gene Dodaro , Ryan Alexander , John Buckner

Friday - 03/04/2011, 06:15pm EST

Work nearly completed on MLK memorial

"I must tell you, anyone who was in the civil rights movement will be quite overwhelmed by this because for us, it is to be sure a memorial to Dr. King, but it's a memorial to the very civil rights movement that he led," says Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton after a tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.

Tags: MLK , MLK memorial , Martin Luther King Jr. , Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial , Ken Salazar , Vincent Gray

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 11:38pm EST

Gray, Norton lead Hill protest over plan to strip vote

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and advocates for the city are protesting a Republican plan to take away power from the District's sole representative in Congress.

Tags: Vincent Gray , John Boehner , Mark Segraves

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 02:21pm EST

Norton discusses future of D.C. voting rights bill

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says progress on the D.C. Voting Rights Act needs to be made before Congress begins its "lame duck" session.

Tags: D.C. , D.C. voting rights , D.C. voting rights bill , politics program , Mark Plotkin , Steny Hoyer , Tom Davis , D.C. Office of Cable Television , Comcast

Friday - 04/23/2010, 03:22pm EDT

D.C. voting rights bill to be revived

Congressional leaders plan on bringing a revived D.C. voting rights bill to the House floor next Thursday.

Tags: D.C. voting rights , Mark Plotkin , Mark Segraves ,

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 07:15pm EDT

Norton: D.C. voting rights bill poised to pass in '10

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she thinks 2010 is the year a bill giving the District a voting seat in the House of Representatives will become law.

Tags: D.C. , D.C. voting rights , Adrian Fenty , politics program , Mark Plotkin , D.C. voting rights bill

Friday - 03/26/2010, 08:28pm EDT

A new home for Homeland Security

A Hill committee gets a progress report.

Tags: mngt , DHS , Chris Carney , Donald Bathhurst , St. Elizabeth's Hospital , GSA

Monday - 03/30/2009, 07:16am EDT
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