McDuffie Secures Funding for Critical Ward 5 Projects and Fights to Improve the Quality of Life for District Residents

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For Immediate Release: March 29, 2013 Washington, DC – Yesterday, Mayor Vincent Gray (D) presented to the Council of the District of Columbia his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget. Over the last several months, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D – Ward 5) outlined his Ward 5 and agency budget priorities with the Mayor and agency directors. The Mayor’s proposed $10.7 billion dollar budget addresses many of these requests, including funding for Ward 5 schools and libraries, increasing the city’s investment in affordable housing, promoting economic development, and enhancing job and educational opportunities. “Mayor Gray presented a solid budget, one that is aimed at improving the quality of life for residents, incentivizing economic development, and increasing educational opportunities for our students,” said Councilmember McDuffie.  “I am pleased to see many…
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McDuffie Fights for Ward 5 Projects in FY14 Budget

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Dear Residents, Tomorrow, the Mayor will deliver his Fiscal Year 2014 budget to the Council. Once the Council receives the budget, we will begin a month-long process of conducting budget oversight hearings for the District’s agencies.   The Government Operations Committee, of which I am chair, has oversight over 19 agencies, and will hold budget oversight hearings on April 11, 22, 25, and May 2.  For a full listing of hearings, see the Council’s calendar. I have heard from many of you about what you would like to see in this year’s budget for Ward 5. Over the last several months, I have outlined my budget priorities with the Mayor and various agency heads, related both to Ward 5 and the agencies under my committee.  I presented them with realistic…
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McDuffie Introduces Several Key Bills at the Start of the Legislative Period

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2013 Washington, DC – Today, during the first legislative meeting of Council Period 20, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D- Ward 5) introduced several bills aimed at promoting economic development throughout the District, improving the quality of life for many of the city’s residents, and tackling campaign finance reform. “I am very excited about Council Period 20 and ready to get to work on some of the key issues facing our city,” said McDuffie. “These bills represent a positive step toward in addressing tough issues like campaign finance reform and promoting economic activity throughout Ward 5, as well as a way for us to provide vital services that meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents.” As Chair of the Committee on Government Operations, Councilmember McDuffie…
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McDuffie Tapped as Chair Pro Tempore and Chair of the Committee on Government Operations in Next Council Period

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For Immediate Release: December 21, 2012 Washington, DC – Yesterday, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie was announced as the next chair of the Committee on Government Operations and Chair Pro Tempore, pending the Council vote, to take effect January 2, 2013. "I am very honored and looking forward to these new opportunities," said McDuffie. "When I ran for office, one of the promises that I made was to make certain that the residents of our city had an accountable government. This committee will allow me to enhance transparency in the District of Columbia and restore trust in our government.” The committee is responsible for legislation and oversight related to elections; campaign finance; general services; personnel, including employee appeals and general administration of the government of the District of Columbia; maintenance of public…
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