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For all press related matters, please contact Communications Director Nolan Treadway. Nolan can be reached via the office’s main line, 202-724-8028 or at ntreadway@dccouncil.us. You may also contact Nolan if you wish to join Councilmember McDuffie’s press list.

McDuffie Introduces Legislation to Provide Legal Representation to Low-Income District Residents in Housing Cases

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D – Ward 5), Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, introduced legislation to provide free legal counsel to low-income District residents in certain housing law cases. The bill was co-introduced by Councilmembers Bonds, Evans and Silverman. The “Expanding Access to Justice Act of 2016” would authorize the DC Bar Foundation […]

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Councilmember McDuffie’s Statement on the Resignation of Chief Cathy Lanier

Washington, D.C. – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier. “I want to wish Chief Cathy Lanier the very best and much success in her new position. Chief Lanier has guided the Metropolitan Police Department for 10 years now, and I have had […]

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Joint Public Hearing on Bill Prohibiting Against Selling Tobacco Products to Persons Under 21

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chairperson Committee on the Judiciary  And  Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Chairperson Committee on Health and Human Services  Announce a Public Hearing on Bill 21-0152, the “Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Amendment Act of 2015”  And  B21-0686, the “Sporting Events Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Restriction Amendment Act of 2016 […]

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McDuffie Announces Hearing on Fair Housing and Rail Safety Bill – Monday, July 11

Councilmember McDuffie Announces Hearing on the “Fair Criminal Record Screening for Housing Act of 2016” and the “Rail Safety and Security Amendment Act of 2015” On Monday, July 11, 2016, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, will hold a public hearing on Bill 21-0706, the “Fair Criminal Record Screening for […]

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Walk with Teams McDuffie and Silverman for the 50th Annual Palisades Parade

Please join Teams McDuffie and Silverman on Monday, July 4 for the 50th annual Palisades Parade and Picnic. Our teams are pumped up and you should be too! We would love to have you walk with us in the parade this year to show your support.  Although the parade starts at 11:00 am, if you are […]

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DC Council Approves Lifesaving Hands-Only CPR in Schools Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Roxana Hoveyda Roxana.hoveyda@heart.org 704-248-1712 DC Council Approves Lifesaving Hands-Only CPR in Schools Bill in Budget Support Act American Heart Association celebrates a law which will teach DC students CPR,                         adding thousands of lifesavers in DC each year. June 21, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Students in the District of Columbia will learn […]

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Councilmember McDuffie to Hold Public Roundtable on Civil Gideon and Expanding Access to Justice in the District of Columbia

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2016 Contact: Dionne Calhoun, 202-297-0152, dcalhoun@dccouncil.us On Wednesday, June 22, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5), Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, will convene a public roundtable titled “Considering Civil Gideon: Expanding Access to Justice in the District of Columbia”. In 1963, the United States Supreme Court held in […]

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Walk with Teams McDuffie and Silverman in the Capital Pride Parade

Dear Residents, Please join Teams McDuffie and Silverman tomorrow Saturday, June 11, for the Capital Pride Parade. Our teams are pumped up and you should be too! We would love to have you walk with us in the parade this year to show your Pride. There will be plenty of beads to toss, music, and a good […]

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