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On November 3, four of the ward seats for the Council of the District of Columbia City were up for election. Incumbent Trayon White won re-election for Washington D.C. City Council Ward 8. Meanwhile, incumbent Vincent Gray retained his seat […]

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Oye Owolewa won election as the District of Columbia’s Shadow Representative. Unlike the District’s non-voting Delegate to the House, the Shadow Representative is not able to vote in both floor votes and committee votes and is not recognized as an […]

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U.S. Capitol - by Martin Falbisoner

Paul Eric Strauss was re-elected as the senior U.S. shadow Senator for the District of Columbia. The junior U.S. shadow Senator for the District is Mike Brown. While not officially sworn in or seated with the U.S. Senate, the main […]

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On November 3, Democratic Party candidate Eleanor Holmes Norton won re-election to the district’s U.S. House Non-Voting Delegate seat for the District of Columbia. Holmes, who has held the office since 1991, beat Libertarian Party candidate Patrick Hynes and six […]

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DC Court of Appeals - photo by AgnosticPreachersKid

On August 21, the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2018 federal District Court ruling invalidating a federal campaign finance regulation limiting the disclosure requirements of organizations making independent expenditures. On August 3, 2018, a federal district court […]

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On March 23, the District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government Accountability issued a notice to lobbyists informing them penalties will not be issued for late filings due in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 15, lobbyists […]

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Former Councilman Jack Evans

On June 16, a special election will be held to fill the seat vacated by Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans. Evans resigned on January 7 to avoid a council vote on his removal based on alleged conflicts of interests. […]

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On January 2, Rochelle Ford became the acting director of the District of Columbia’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability. Ford was the Board’s Senior Attorney Advisor and had served as Interim General Counsel. Ford replaces Brent Wolfingbarger, who resigned […]

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Washington D.C. City Hall

The D.C. Council introduced a procurement bill designed to improve compliance with a district law that requires companies with large public contracts to subcontract some work to small local businesses. B23-0545 is aimed at closing loopholes to prevent program abuse […]

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Washington D.C. City Hall

Following a 30 day congressional review period, the Washington D.C. Fair Elections Temporary Amendment Act of 2019 is now official law number L23-0013. The law amends the definition of a qualified small-dollar contribution to set a minimum value of cash […]

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Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser - by AFGE

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Elections Temporary Amendment Act of 2019 on July 1. The act amends the definition of a qualified small-dollar contribution to set a minimum value of cash or in-kind contributions at a value of $5. […]

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Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser - by AFGE

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Elections Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 on May 22. The act amends the definition of a qualified small-dollar contribution to set a minimum value of cash or in-kind contributions at $5. The act became […]

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District of Columbia Act 22-578 passed Congressional review and is now effective. The Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2018 removes the Office of Campaign Finance from the Board of Elections and establishes an independent five-member Campaign Finance Board (CFB). […]

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The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill in a second full council vote that aims to restrict political contributions by government contractors doing business with the district. The bill also addresses improper coordination between campaigns, political action committees and independent […]

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