McDuffie Files Emergency Legislation to Empower D.C. Government to Act when Hospitals in D.C. Plan to Close

McDuffie Files Emergency Legislation to Empower D.C. Government to Act when Hospitals in D.C. Plan to Close

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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Files Emergency Legislation to Empower D.C. Government to Act when Hospitals in D.C. Plan to Close Legislation Follows Yesterday’s Roundtable on the D.C. Department of Health’s Role in Approving Providence Hospital’s Proposed Elimination of Acute Care Services Legislation Clarifies the Agency’s Role and Responsibility When a Hospital in D.C. Seeks to Close Washington, D.C. – Today, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie filed legislation, the “Clarification of Hospital Closure Procedure Emergency Amendment Act of 2018,” to provide clarity to the D.C. Department of Health and State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) of their role when a hospital in the District seeks to close. The legislation was co-introduced by Councilmember Vincent C. Gray, Chair of the Council’s Committee on Health, and is expected to be voted…
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McDuffie Introduces Bill to Create Small Business Bonding Program

McDuffie Introduces Bill to Create Small Business Bonding Program

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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Bill to Create Small Business Bonding Program to Help Business Enterprises Compete for Contracts Program would assist eligible small business owners who have historically been unable to qualify for bonding by providing training and technical assistance to increase their bonding capacity Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development introduced the Small Business Bonding Program Establishment Amendment Act of 2018. District of Columbia law requires contractors to obtain a performance and payment bond for certain contracts. Contractors work with sureties to ensure they are qualified to enter into the contract, often having their credit, capacity, financial standing, and character reviewed through a rigorous underwriting process. This legislation establishes a program within the Department of Small and…
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McDuffie Introduces Bills to Invest in Communities and Address Root Causes of Crime

McDuffie Introduces Bills to Invest in Communities and Address Root Causes of Crime

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        Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Bills to: Create a new D.C. Center for Firearm Violence Prevention Research Create a new H.O.P.E. Fund to Inject Resources into Targeted Communities Direct Currency and Property Received by Police to Fund Violence Prevention and Intervention Initiatives Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development, introduced three pieces of legislation in response to recent incidents of gun violence in the District of Columbia. The bills underscore Councilmember McDuffie’s call for a heightened sense of urgency and that the District of Columbia must use all available resources to address the root causes of violence that plague communities across the District. The Center for Firearm Violence Prevention Research Establishment Act of 2018 [ B22-0843…
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D.C. Budget Reflects Priorities of Ward 5 Residents

D.C. Budget Reflects Priorities of Ward 5 Residents

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On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Council of the District of Columbia held the first of two votes on the District of Columbia Budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The second vote is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 29, 2018.   The budget is the culmination of months of hearings and hundreds of hours of public testimony, resulting in a budget that invests in new facilities for Ward 5 residents of all ages, addresses root causes of crime through continued implementation of the NEAR Act, and supports neighborhoods and small business retail corridors. The following represents highlights of the proposed FY19 Budget: Ward 5 Priorities: Funding for improvements to Model Cities Senior Wellness Center. This popular senior facility will benefit from a renovation to expand opportunities to promote senior…
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D.C. Council Passes Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie’s Legislation to Make it Easier for Vendors to Work with District Government

D.C. Council Passes Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie’s Legislation to Make it Easier for Vendors to Work with District Government

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  D.C. Council Passes Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie’s Legislation to Make it Easier for Vendors to Work with District Government   The Legislation Will Create a Single Web Page to Link All D.C. Government Contracting Opportunities; Bring Vendor Invoicing and Payments Online; and Ease Dispute Resolution between Prime and Subcontractors   For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Contact: Nolan Treadway, (202) 445-0361, ntreadway@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, the District of Columbia Council passed legislation introduced by Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development. The legislation, the Accessible and Transparent Procurement Amendment Act of 2018 [B22-395], incorporates parts of two other bills also introduced by Councilmember McDuffie in 2017, the Quick Payment Amendment Act of 2017 and the Government Contractor-Subcontractor Dispute Resolution Amendment Act…
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McDuffie Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors from Predatory and Misleading Advertisements

McDuffie Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors from Predatory and Misleading Advertisements

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  Councilmember McDuffie Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors from Predatory and Misleading Advertisements   Seniors Have Reported Receiving Deceptive Mailers Designed to Create False Urgency to Sell Property   Legislation Prohibits Advertising a False Deadline or Misuse of Words “Final Notice,” “Urgent,” “Time Sensitive”   For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Contact: Nolan Treadway, 202-445-0361, ntreadway@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development introduced the Senior and Vulnerable Resident Protection against Unlawful Trade Practice Amendment Act of 2017 [B22-0614]. This legislation seeks to protect residents, like senior citizens or residents living with a disability, who are vulnerable to false, misleading, or deceptive advertisements received at their home or business. The legislation makes it unlawful in the District of Columbia…
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McDuffie and CARECEN Statement in Advance of Hearing on Temporary Protected Status and DACA

McDuffie and CARECEN Statement in Advance of Hearing on Temporary Protected Status and DACA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Abel Núñez, CARECEN 202-328-9799 x202 Nolan Treadway, CM McDuffie’s Office 202-445-0361 Washington, DC – Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on PR 22-448, the “Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect Dreamers Resolution of 2017,” and PR 22-525, the “Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect Temporary Protected Status Resolution of 2017.” Both resolutions call on Congress to extend protections for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as well as for the 350,000 beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nations currently included in the program. Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a temporary, renewable program that provides relief from deportation and access to a work permit…
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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Council Resolution to Encourage the District of Columbia Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Council Resolution to Encourage the District of Columbia Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making

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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Two Council Resolutions to Encourage the District of Columbia Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making   Resolution asks the District of Columbia to join the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, a national network of governments working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all   For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 2, 2017 Contact: Nolan Treadway, 202-445-0361, ntreadway@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie introduced the following Sense of the Council Resolution: Sense of the Council on Establishing Race, Equity, and Social Justice Resolution of 2017 [PR22-0524] This resolution, co-introduced by the entire 13-member Council, seeks to encourage the District of Columbia Government to join a growing, nationwide network of municipal governments that are taking…
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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status

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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status   Resolution calls on Congress to pass legislation that will protect beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from deportation For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 2, 2017
 Contact: Nolan Treadway, 202-445-0361, ntreadway@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie introduced the following Sense of the Council Resolution: Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect Temporary Protected Status Resolution of 2017 [PR22-0525]
 This resolution, co-introduced by the entire 13-member Council, seeks to encourage Congress to pass legislation that will protect the approximately 300,000 beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status [TPS]. Upon introduction of this resolution, Councilmember McDuffie said: “Temporary Protected Status shelters people from returning to their countries that are experiencing…
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McDuffie Introduces Bills to Speed Up Payments to D.C. Contractors and Create an Efficient and Equitable Process for Dispute Resolution Between Prime and Subcontractors

McDuffie Introduces Bills to Speed Up Payments to D.C. Contractors and Create an Efficient and Equitable Process for Dispute Resolution Between Prime and Subcontractors

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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Bills to Speed Up Payments to D.C. Contractors and Create an Efficient and Equitable Process for Dispute Resolution Between Prime and Subcontractors   These introductions continue Councilmember McDuffie’s legislative work to make D.C.’s contracting opportunities accessible to more small and local businesses   Quick Payments Amendment Act Requires D.C. to Pay Invoices in 15 days   Government Contractor-Subcontractor Dispute Resolution Act Establishes Dispute Resolution Process for Conflicts that Arise between Prime Contractors and Subcontractors Working on Government Projects   Download this Press Release as a printable PDF Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development introduced two bills to support local and small businesses in the District of Columbia through quicker payments to contractors and the…
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