Press Releases

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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McDuffie Asks Mayor Gray: Where is the Plan for Ivy City?

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For Immediate Release: December 13, 2012 McDuffie Asks Mayor Gray: Where is the Plan for Ivy City? Today, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D – Ward 5) sent a letter to Mayor Vincent Gray (D) urging him not to expend additional government resources on the lawsuit to operate a charter bus lot at the Alexander Crummell School in Ivy City or in further pursuit of the project. On December 10, the D.C. Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction halting the District from operating a charter bus lot at the Crummell School until the city consults with Ivy City’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and conducts an environmental screening of the project. “The Alexander Crummell School is a nationally-designated historic landmark that has fallen into disrepair – largely due to the city’s neglect,” said…
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