By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Tourists visiting the District spent $6.2 billion last year, up from 2011 and the seventh year in a row the city has surpassed $5.5 billion, officials said.
Everyone sat on plastic folding chairs, on a concrete floor in front of rows upon rows of empty industrial shelves. Speakers sometimes had to pause, to keep the rumble of trucks outside from drowning out their words.
A heightened police presence was evident Tuesday at the District's annual Emancipation Day parade, where local officials considered the long-term implications for security within the District after the Boston Marathon bombings.
The head of the National Park Service said Tuesday that parks should take down any signs blaming service cuts on the budget sequesters, saying he thought that was inappropriate.
A group of Democrats introduced legislation to the House Wednesday that would implicitly require the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
The District's nonvoting member of Congress introduced a bill Thursday that would protect the city's operations in case the government shuts down amid partisan budget wrangling on Capitol Hill.
D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has proposed anti-racial profiling legislation to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
To the Honorable Darrell E. Issa and Elijah E. Cummings: As chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, respectively, your plate is always full because your committee's taut mission statement is to ensure an "efficient, effective government" on the national and D.C. level, which you also oversee.
Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as "Ban Assault Weapons Now," joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.
President Obama has agreed to place license plates on his presidential limousine that call attention to the District’s lack of voting rights in Congress, White House officials said Tuesday.
Holmes Norton said she would be supportive of a proposal that would give the property to the city. The warehouse is in one of Washington's most rapidly growing neighborhoods, the waterfront along the Potomac River. And it's just two blocks away from National's Ballpark, where D.C.'s professional baseball team plays.
"This property is just off from M St., which essentially has been remade into an entirely new community," said Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents D.C. in the House but has no voting power.