Yesterday, Councilmember Robert White joined his colleagues in voting to approve the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for the District of Columbia. White said, “There is no such thing as a perfect budget, but I am proud of the historic investments my colleagues and I made in the people of our city.”
As Mayor Bowser develops her Fiscal Year 2020 budget recommendations, I’ve asked her to make several critical investments to fund what I believe to be some of our shared priorities. I’ve requested funding that supports families, reduces displacement, and drives equity.
Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and U.S. Attorney Liu announced a partnership between the District of Columbia and the U.S. Attorney’s office to prosecute District residents under federal law in the U.S. District Court. I am disappointed and disturbed by the Mayor’s announced rollback of local control over our criminal justice system.
WMATA fare evasion enforcement data shows a stark and undeniable racial disparity. Advocating for an enforcement practice that is clearly discriminatory is unjust, and we cannot forsake justice in the name of “financial challenges.”
Robert White Re-Introduces Bills to Protect Babies, Help Residents Start Their Own Businesses, and to Ensure Fairness in Background Checks
Councilmember Robert White re-introduced three bills: the Babies Safe at Home Act , the Micro-Business Startup Fee Relief Act , and the Criminal Record Accuracy Assurance Act (CRAA).
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.”
Councilmember Robert White Nominated as 2019 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board Chair
Councilmember Robert White was nominated to serve as Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors. COG is comprised of elected officials from the 24 jurisdictions of the Metropolitan Washington region, members of the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director: email@example.com, 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…