Federal Tax Counter:
Chairman Phil Mendelson
The Chairman of the Council is the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole (COW), and all Councilmembers are part of the committee. COW meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except during periods of Council recess, to consider measures pending in the committee and measures which have been reported and filed by other committees. During COW meetings, bills can also be introduced and referred to other committees.
Each bill and resolution reported by Council legislative committees are referred to COW to make sure the legislation is legally sufficient and complies with Council rules, and that its fiscal impact statement is sound.
Committee of the Whole Director
Special Counsel to the Chairman
Committee of the Whole
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* This entity is a federal agency or regional body. As such, the Committee does not have direct oversight but, rather, serves as a liaison for the Council in relations to this entity.