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Mr. Graham successfully moved a measure that would require participating bars to notify the city whether they plan to stay open until 4 a.m. and submit a “safety plan.”

He failed to place $2 million — the amount needed to cover the cost of eliminating the bar proposal — at the bottom of a contingency “wish list” for unanticipated revenues that enter city coffers through revised estimates this month and in September.

The 7-6 vote to kill the measure marked the first time newly sworn-in Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Democrat, cast a voice vote from the dais. He supported Mr. Graham’s proposal.

Mr. McDuffie will gain oversight of the Department of Employment Services as chairman of a committee on workforce development issues.

“I believe every member should have a committee,” Mr. Brown said.

Council member Michael A. Brown, at-large independent, will now oversee the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development — formally overseen by the council chairman — as part of a newly formed Committee on Housing and Economic Development.

Council member Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 Democrat, will oversee the Department of General Services as chairman of the Committee on Government Operations, Chairman Brown said.

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday released a bill for fiscal 2013 that contains a $667 million federal payment to the District for its court system and security programs, plus $60 million to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program — which helps disadvantaged city children to attend private schools — by funding the SOAR Act supported last year by House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican.

The appropriations bill keeps a longstanding ban on publicly funded abortions in the District and prohibits the city from using federal funds for its needle exchange and medical marijuana programs.