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  • WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld Testifies on DC Metrorail Safety
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    D.C. Metro System Safety

    The heads of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration were among the witnesses at a hearing on safety and reliability issues that have beleaguered…

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  • Funeral Service for Marion Barry
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    Funeral Service for Marion Barry

    Civil rights leaders, colleagues, and friends of the late Marion Barry gathered at the Washington Convention Center for a funeral service for former Washington, D.C, mayor, who died on November 23, 2014. The…

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  • Marijuana Policy in the District of Columbia
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    Marijuana Policy

    Witnesses testified about the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. The hearing focused on possible effects of doing so on local and federal prosecutions. Among they…

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  • Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony
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    Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of abolitionist, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled and dedicated in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The ceremony included invocations,…

    538 views
  • Federal Oversight of Washington DC Government
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    Federal Oversight of Washington, D.C. Government

    A hearing was held on legislation intended to eliminate congressional review of newly-passed District of Columbia laws, and transfer provisions of the Home Rule Act pertaining to the city’s…

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  • Voting Rights for DC
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    Voting Rights for DC

    Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about her bill, the District of Columbia Fair and Equal Voting Rights Act, which would grant the District of Columbia a full-voting member in the U.S. House and…

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  • Congressional Voting Rights
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    Congressional Voting Rights

    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about a bill to give partial voting rights to the five delegates in Congress who are scheduled for a vote in the House on the next day. The bill would…

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  • Virginia  District of Columbia Military Base Closings Additions
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    Virginia & District of Columbia Military Base Closings Additions

    The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a regional hearing on additions to the list of possible closures and realignments of defense bases. Elected officials and…

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  • District of Columbia Military Base Closings
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    District of Columbia Military Base Closings

    The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a regional hearing on the list of possible closures and realignments of defense bases. Elected officials and community…

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  • DC Voting Rights
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    D.C. Voting Rights

    Representative Davis and Delegate Norton talked about voting rights in the District of Columbia, representation in Congress, and potential statehood for the district.

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  • Emergency Preparedness
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    Emergency Preparedness

    Witnesses testified about emergency preparedness in the District of Columbia and the Washington metropolitan area. Among the issues they addressed were responses to terrorist attacks on…

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  • Electronic Surveillance in Washington DC
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    Electronic Surveillance in Washington, DC

    Witnesses testified about efforts to create America’s largest network of surveillance cameras in the District of Columbia and about possible violations of civil liberties by such cameras.

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  • Reagan National Airport Reopening
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    Reagan National Airport Reopening

    Following a meeting with President Bush, members answered questions from reporters about the reopening of Reagan National Airport under the strictest security provisions.

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  • Endangered Historic Sites
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    Endangered Historic Sites

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced its list of the eleven most endangered historic places in the U.S. The speakers focused on the home of Dr. Carter Woodson in…

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  • Reopening Pennsylvania Avenue in Front of the White House
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    Reopening Pennsylvania Avenue in Front of the White House

    Witnesses testified about the pros and cons of reopening Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. The street was closed several years ago for security reasons. The Secret Service…

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  • Martin Luther King Celebration
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    Martin Luther King Celebration

    In an annual ceremony honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, organizers presented awards to leaders in the African-American community and presented President Clinton with the key to…

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  • District of Columbia Vote
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    District of Columbia Vote

    Representatives spoke to reporters and supporters about reinstating voting privileges for the representative from the District of Columbia.

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  • Congressional Vote for the District of Columbia
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    Congressional Vote for the District of Columbia

    Delegate Holmes Norton talked about the recent Supreme Court decision that refused a congressional vote for a the Delegate representing the District of Columbia. He also responded to viewer…

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  • The District of Columbia
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    The District of Columbia

    Delegate Norton spoke about the District of Columbia and took audience calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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  • Everybody Wins
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    Everybody Wins

    Representatives and school officials shared their experiences of volunteering in the Everybody Wins program which helps elementary school children develop reading skills.

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