Thursday, May 5, 2016
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PRESS RELEASE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2016  

Statement of DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry regarding the May 12, 2016 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on DC’s Local Budget Autonomy Act.

"The people of DC have spoken and the courts have declared our law valid. Congress had more than two years to review and reject the law, but it did not use its authority under the Home Rule Act to take any action,” said DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry. “The effort by the House to reject local democracy is an unjust exercise of political power. DC residents will be sending Rep. Chaffetz a strong message over the next week and will make our presence felt at the hearing.”

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