Robert White to Chair Major Committee Overseeing Government Facilities, Purchasing, and the ANC

Councilmember At-Large Robert White announced that he will serve as chair of the Committee on Facilities and Procurement in Council Period 23 . White said, “I am grateful to Chairman Mendelson for his confidence in leading such an important committee. I will prioritize strong oversight and focus on government accountability, transparency, and efficiency.”

Micro-Business Start-Up Fee Relief Amendment Act

the Committee of the Whole held a hearing on my Micro-Business Start-Up Fee Relief Amendment Act. This bill will reduce the cost of a basic business license, and all required taxes and fees for businesses that have taxable income of less than $100,000. This means that aspiring business owners won’t be stifled by the hundreds of dollars it currently costs to start a small business.

Sports Wagering Bill

Along with my colleague, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, we successfully passed a major amendment to the sports wagering bill to give minority-owned, women-owned, and local businesses significant opportunities to participate in the new sports wagering industry. While I am disappointed that my previous amendment failed on December 4th, I was happy to work with my colleague to draft and pass a new amendment.

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…