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Ebbs and Flows of Legislative Cycle on View at Third Legislative Meeting

March 8, 2017 -- While each two-year Council Period is different, there is a certain cyclical nature to what the Council does. For example, the Council’s legislative agenda is fuller at the end of the Council Period than at the beginning. Similarly, during the three-month oversight season, during which every District agency is the focus of both a Performance and a Budget hearing, the pace of other hearings and markups abates to a certain degree. Thus, the legislation up for a Council vote also temporarily slows. Read More »


Legislation Requests for March 7, 2017 Legislative Meeting

March 2, 2017 --  Read More »


Council to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Hanafi Siege That Brought DC to a Standstill

March 1, 2017 --  Read More »


Public Safety is Key Focus of Latest Legislative Meeting

February 8, 2017 --  Read More »


Budget Season Kicks Off With Release of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

February 2, 2017 --  Read More »


Emergency Legislation for February 7, 2017 Legislative Meeting

February 2, 2017 --  Read More »


Performance Oversight and Budget Schedules Approved by the Committee of the Whole

January 24, 2017 --  Read More »


Century-Old Negatives Discovered, Depicting Taft Inauguration,  Brand-New Wilson Building, Blizzard

January 13, 2017 --  Read More »


Council Chamber is an Idea Incubator at First Meeting of the Council Period

January 10, 2017 --  Read More »


Emergency Legislation for January 10, 2017 Legislative Meeting

January 5, 2017 --  Read More »


Following Swearing-In of Councilmembers, Council Period 22 is Underway

January 2, 2017 --  Read More »


Tentative Committee Assignments for 2017-18 Released, Pending Confirmation January 2

December 21, 2016 --  Read More »


Final Meeting of Council Period 21 Capped by Passage of Universal Paid Leave

December 21, 2016 --  Read More »


Emergency Legislation for December 20, 2016 Legislative Meeting

December 15, 2016 --  Read More »


World War II Memorial Reinstalled Today After Decades of Neglect and Mystery

December 12, 2016 --  Read More »


Universal Paid Leave Bill Passes First Vote by Wide Margin

December 8, 2016 --  Read More »


Economic and Policy Impact Statement: Universal Paid Leave

December 2, 2016 --  Read More »


Emergency Legislation for December 6, 2016 Legislative Meeting

December 1, 2016 --  Read More »


Third-to-Last Legislative Meeting Produces High Amount of Legislation, Low Amount of Debate

November 16, 2016 --  Read More »


Honor Restored, A Mystery Solved, and History Reborn

November 11, 2016 -- On Veterans Day (Friday, November 11), Chairman Phil Mendelson and the Council of the District of Columbia righted a decades-old wrong and restored honor to nearly 2,000 DC government employees and warriors who had inadvertently lost their place of honor in our seat of government.  Read More »


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