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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PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Two Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status and Encourage the D.C. Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making

PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Two Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status and Encourage the D.C. 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 Seeking to:   Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status and   Encourage the District of Columbia Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making   Resolution calls on Congress to pass legislation that will protect beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from deportation   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 Two Sense of the Council Resolutions: Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect…
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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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Council Committee of the Whole Continues Push to Shut Down the W Street Trash Transfer Station

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For Immediate Release: Thursday May, 5 2016 Contact: Dionne Calhoun, 202-297-0152, dcalhoun@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, the Council took another step urging the Executive to close and acquire the W Street Trash Transfer Station property. As Ward 5 residents know, the W Street Trash Transfer Station is a longstanding environmental injustice that has plagued our Brentwood neighborhood and Ward 5 as a whole for decades. In fact, the issue has even drawn national attention with a recent article in National Geographic.[1] Since taking office in 2012 Councilmember McDuffie has been working to close the W Street Trash Transfer Station. Councilmember McDuffie has requested that the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) investigate many of the complaints the office receives, and has authored legislation to assist DDOE in regulating the air…
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DC Government Offices Will Be Closed Today

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2013 Washington, DC -- The District of Columbia Government Offices will be closed today, Wednesday March 6, 2013. Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie’s staff will continue to provide updates as often as possible through community listservs and our Twitter and Facebook accounts. The significant amount of snowfall in the forecast creates the possibilities of hazardous road conditions. City officials asked that you keep road travel to a minimum to avoid accidents and to allow emergency vehicles to travel safely without complication. WMATA has announced that certain commuter bus routes will be cancelled today. Residents can check WMATA's bus alerts page for updates. Wet heavy snow brings the possibilities of power outages. Be prepared for long standing power outages. You should maintain an excess of food, water, medications…
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Mayor Gray and Councilmember McDuffie Announce Ward 5 Industrial Land Transformation Task Force

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 31, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie today announced the formation of a 13-member task force charged with developing a strategic plan for the modernization and adaptive use of the industrial areas in Ward 5. Building on the goals of the Mayor’s One City Action Plan, the District’s Five-Year Economic Development Strategy and the Sustainable DC initiative, the Ward 5 Industrial Land Transformation Task Force will develop a strategic and forward-looking plan to transform these industrial areas into a magnet for green and creative businesses that can help diversify the District’s economy, create jobs for different skill levels and provide the amenities and services desired by Ward 5 residents. “With the creation of this task force,…
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McDuffie Introduces Bill Requiring Candidates and Treasurers to Complete Campaign Finance Training

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For Immediate Release: January 22, 2013 Washington, DC – Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D – Ward 5), Chair of the Committee on Government Operations, along with Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D – Ward 4), Councilmember Tommy Wells (D – Ward 6) and Councilmember David Grosso (I – At-Large), introduced the “Campaign Finance Training Amendment Act of 2013” at today’s Committee of the Whole meeting. This legislation would establish a mandatory training program within the Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) to educate candidates for public office and the treasurers of political, exploratory, inaugural, transition and legal defense committees regarding campaign finance requirements. Currently OCF conducts voluntary training. “As we have seen from recent events, it is important that individuals that are responsible for handling campaign funds have a full understanding of their…
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