DC Council Passes Landmark Birth-to-Three for All DC Act of 2018

For Immediate Release:  June 26, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director: rlewis@dccouncil.us, 202-256-7154 DC Council Passes Landmark Birth-to-Three for All DC Act of 2018 Washington, DC –  Today, Councilmember Robert White celebrated the final Council vote on the Birth-to-Three for All DC Act of 2018 , a major victory for early childhood education. The bill includes the provisions from Councilmember White’s BEGIn Act,which was inspired…

Councilmember Robert White’s Statement on Initiative 77

For Immediate Release:  June 13, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director; rlewis@dccouncil.us, 202-256-7154 Councilmember Robert White’s Statement on Initiative 77   Washington, DC –  I am voting No on Initiative 77 next Tuesday. After many meetings with tipped workers, advocates, and restaurant owners, and feedback from hundreds of people that I engaged through social media , I found that the overwhelming majority…

Councilmembers Robert C. White, Jr and David Grosso Introduce the LGBTQ Health Data Collection Amendment Act of 2018

For Immediate Release:  June 5, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director; rlewis@dccouncil.us , 202-256-7154 Councilmembers Robert C. White, Jr and David Grosso Introduce the LGBTQ Health Data Collection Amendment Act of 2018 Councilmembers Robert C. White, Jr. (D-At-Large) and David Grosso (I-At Large) collaborated to introduce the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Health Data Collection Amendment Act of 2018 . This…

Emergency Bill to Help Students Caught in DCPS Conflict June 2018

For Immediate Release:  June 5, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director; rlewis@dccouncil.us , 202-256-7154 Councilmember Robert White Passes Emergency Bill to Help Students Caught in DCPS Conflict   Washington, DC –  Today, Councilmember Robert White introduced emergency legislation along with Councilmember David Grosso to ensure that students who have received a passing grade, notwithstanding attendance, are promoted to the…

Hard Work and Collaboration with the Mayor and Council Colleagues Result in Major Budget Wins

For Immediate Release: May 15, 2018 Mtokufa Ngwenya, Chief of Staff; mngwenya@dccouncil.us, 202.724.8174 Hard Work and Collaboration with the Mayor and Council Colleagues Result in Major Budget Wins Washington, DC – Today, At-Large Councilmember Robert White announced major wins for vulnerable District residents. This announcement comes as the Council took the first of two votes on the…

Councilmember Robert White Incentivizes Businesses to Hire Seniors and Others Who Face Barriers to Employment

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2018 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Councilmember Robert White Incentivizes Businesses to Hire Seniors and Others Who Face Barriers to Employment   Washington, DC—Today, Councilmember Robert White introduced the Local Work Opportunity Tax Credit Amendment Act of 2018. The bill would match the federal tax credit…

My Statement on the Ballou High School Graduation Scandal and Call for an Independent Investigation

  For Immediate Release: December 1, 2017 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Councilmember Robert White’s Statement on Ballou High School Graduation Scandal and Call for an Independent Investigation   Washington, DC—Councilmember Robert White issued the following statement on the Ballou Senior High School graduation scandal. “The November 28th WAMU report that…

Councilmember Robert White Works with Gray and Grosso to Advance Landmark Early Childhood Development Legislation

  For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Councilmember Robert White Works with Gray and Grosso to Advance Landmark Early Childhood Development Legislation Washington, DC— Today, the DC Council Committee on Education passed Councilmember Robert White’s Bolstering Early Growth Investment Act of 2017 (BEGIn Act). The landmark…

Councilmember Robert White’s Hearing Statement on the Office to Affordable Housing Task Force Establishment Act of 2017

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2017 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Councilmember Robert White’s Hearing Statement on the Office to Affordable Housing Task Force Establishment Act of 2017   Washington, DC— I have been looking forward to this hearing since I introduced the Office to Affordable Housing Task Force Establishment Act…

Councilmember Robert White Secures $1.5 Million to Support Entrepreneurship for Returning Citizens

  For Immediate Release: November 15, 2017 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Councilmember Robert White Secures $1.5 Million to Support Entrepreneurship for Returning Citizens   Washington, DC— Councilmember Robert White worked with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) to secure a $1.5 million investment over the next ten years to support…