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Councilmember Robert White Introduces Bill to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Today, Councilmember Robert White introduced the Perinatal Health Worker Training Access Act of 2019 , which establishes a grant program to expand perinatal health worker training programs. The grant would provide women living in Wards 5, 7, and 8 with greater access to high-quality care during their pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum and to provide residents with training for careers as perinatal health workers.

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Councilmember Robert White Introduced Landmark Bill to Restore Voting Rights to Incarcerated Residents with Felony Convictions

Today, At-Large Councilmember Robert White introduced the Restore the Vote Amendment Act of 2019 to re-establish voting rights for DC residents incarcerated with felony convictions. In 1955, before the District of Columbia had home rule, the federal government disenfranchised incarcerated residents.

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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.”