D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (second from left) chats with council member Mary Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, as other lawmakers arrive for a meeting at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, to discuss and vote on the fiscal 2013 budget. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (second from left) chats with council member Mary Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, as other lawmakers arrive for a meeting at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, to discuss and vote on the fiscal 2013 budget. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)