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Statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on the Revised Criminal Code Act and Congressional Interference

No one should fool themselves that Congressional Republican interference in duly enacted legislation is out of genuine concern for the safety of District residents. This is their latest cynical attempt to score GOP points on the backs of people who pay federal taxes and serve in the military but, unlike their own constituents, can’t fight back because they don’t have a voice in the halls of Congress. Pretending that it is anything else is beyond insulting, especially given these same GOP members incited the violent assault on January 6 – in our backyard – before abandoning the DC police officers who saved them from their own mob.

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Councilmember Allen Re-Introduces Bill Easing Switch to Electric Heaters and Stoves to Clean Air in Homes and Reduce Fossil Fuel Use

Bill aims for households earning under $80k to be able to install new stove and heat at no cost; would require electrification for all major renovations at DC Housing properties.

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Bill Expanding DPR Recreation Center Hours to Saturdays and Sundays

Just in time for the weekend, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is introducing legislation that would expand DC’s Recreation Centers’ weekend hours. Currently, the majority of the District’s recreation and community centers are not open on weekends, or at most for a few hours on Saturday morning, denying an important space for District residents of all ages, but especially young people who may have few other places to safely go.

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Release: Councilmember Allen Introduces Bill to Create Expansion E-Bike Rebate and Incentives to Support DC Bike Shops and Bike Shop Jobs

Today, Councilmember Charles Allen is introducing legislation to expand and encourage e-bike ridership and availability in the District of Columbia by creating both a rebate program for residents and providing support to District bike shops to be ready to handle the surge in demand for e-bikes.

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Legislation Mandating 7,500 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by 2027

Recognizing the growing demand for electric vehicles far outpaces the current charging infrastructure in the District to support that growth, Councilmember Charles Allen is introducing legislation to put the District on track to install at a minimum 7,500 charging stations in every part of the District by 2027, with every member of the Council signed on as a co-introducer.

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Ward 6 Update: Monthly Basic Income, Metro Updates, Performance Oversight, and more

Hard to believe January is already almost over! My team and I have been busy getting out in the Ward to connect with folks  speaking of, make sure to check out my upcoming office hour dates below! We're also gearing up for a busy season of performance oversight hearings on the Council (more on that below). This week, I also had the pleasure of meeting with several Ward 6 parent leaders of DC PAVE at the Wilson Building to discuss their priorities and vision for education in the District — just one of many groups of residents I've had the pleasure to sit down with and talk through their annual priorities as we gear up for oversight and budget season.

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Ward 6 Update: New Council Period, New Committee, and more!

Happy New Year Ward 6! I hope you’ve all had a great start to the year. After taking a few days around the holidays with my family, I kicked off 2023 being sworn in on January 2nd for my third term as your Ward 6 Councilmember.

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Ward 6 Update Dec 30 2022

Well folks, we made it to the end of 2022. The final Council legislative meeting of the year took place last Tuesday, and thus concluded Council Period 24.

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Doors Opening: Councilmember Allen’s Metro For DC Bill Unanimously Passes Council

Fare-Free Bus + Overnight Bus Could Happen by July, $100 Monthly DC Resident Subsidy in 2024

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Today: Council Judiciary and Public Safety Committee to Hold Roundtable on Gun Violence Strategic Reduction Plan with National and Local Leaders

Today, Thursday, December 15 at 9:30 am, DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, will hold a public roundtable to examine implementation of the Gun Violence Strategic Reduction Plan, which was released earlier this year after being commissioned by the District’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

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