October 2017 Newsletter

Several weeks ago, I visited the DC Jail to meet with and talk to the men who were preparing for release about available city resources and to get feedback on their needs as they begin the process of coming back home. I didn’t go alone—I went with my brother, Michael, a former inmate who once…

Statement on the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017 (HRSA) Markup

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2017 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Statement on the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017 (HRSA) Markup   Washington, DC— Councilmember Robert White negotiated key changes to HSRA that improves the bill for vulnerable residents. “We have to be more cautious and more careful when…

Economic Development Return on Investment Accountability Amendment Act of 2017

  For Immediate Release: September 19, 2017 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Statement of Councilmember Robert White on Introducing the Economic Development Return on Investment Accountability Amendment Act of 2017 (EDRIAA Act)   Washington, D.C.— The EDRIAA Act substantially improves the accountability and transparency of the economic development and affordable housing…

September 2017 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that I have been in office for a full year. September 16, 2016, seems like just a few weeks ago. That morning my wife, daughter, and some of my family and close friends gathered in the Council chamber of the John A. Wilson Building for a quick swearing in as I assumed the…