This amendment is a part of the the District’s push for sexual assault reform in the city that began in 2013.
Council members voted 12 to 1 in favor of Newsham’s nomination citing his long-term experience in the department and his transparency in dealing with the Council.
A bill before the D.C. Council would pay local businesses to give the public free access to their restrooms, but some businesses say they aren’t interested.
The temporary resolution called for a freeze on all federal regulations to cover women’s preventive services under the Affordable Care Act.
Four months since D.C. residents voted for statehood, a Republican Congress stands in the way, prompting supporters to look nationally.
The D.C. Council unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming the rights of residents and calling the federal government to do the same.
The statute of limitations for sex-related crimes can have a profound effect on survivors. It’s time to give survivors peace of mind.
The bill, which was defeated by a 9–4 vote, would have provided almost $64 million for the MPD to hire new officers but also retain current officers.
Although it can cost around $75,000 to hire a new officer, D.C. Council members said the bill is necessary to reducing crime in the city.
Experts said most universities, including GW, are already smoke-free and would not be affected by new smoking laws.