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Statement on Council Period 24 Committee Assignments

Today, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) was asked to continue his leadership as Chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, as well as take on a leadership role as Co-Chair of the Council’s new Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery.

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Councilmember Allen statement on nomination of Robert Contee as Chief of MPD

Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced she would be nominating Assistant Chief Robert Contee to lead the Metropolitan Police Department. The Council will need to advise and consent on the Mayor’s nominee, a process that will be led by the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update: 12-10-20

I hope you and your family had a safe Thanksgiving. Because my last newsletter was entirely focused on COVID, there's A LOT of important information below, including time-sensitive info on emergency, one-time $1,200 funding from the District for gig workers and other employees ineligible for traditional unemployment, back payments on missed rent, and bridge funding for restaurants. 

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Announcing The 2020 Ward 6 Brickie Award Winners

The 2020 Ward 6 Brickie Award Winners: five stories of hope, hard work, and resilience in the face of a global pandemic

 

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Everything You Need For the First Virtual Brickies

"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." ~ Fred Rogers

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Statement from Councilmember Allen on resignation of Chief Newsham

The following is a statement from Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety:

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Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety to Consider Six Bills

Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to vote on six bills strengthening gun laws, re-sentencing laws, hate crimes, and confirming DC as a Sanctuary City

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COVID-19 Update 11-22-20

In a few days, we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving. And I wish the very best in health and happiness to you and your family. Like many, I'll see extended family through FaceTime rather than gathered together around the table. It is difficult, and I'll admit a disappointment. But here's my central message on COVID-19 as we enter the holiday season and see infections rising across the area: don't let up now.

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Judiciary Committee Advances Three New Bills

Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety approves bills on opioids overdose prevention, overhaul of professional licensing for returning citizens, and stronger legal protections for vulnerable road users.

The Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, chaired by Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), met today, November 12, to advance three bills out of the Committee and to the full Council for consideration in the next month.

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update: 11-9-20

I wrote to you yesterday reflecting on the last four years and our work to push back on federal interference in DC values. And I told you I would be writing again today as we get back to work on our shared priorities. Below are updates on a wide range of issues from helping small businesses to protecting residents from eviction to strengthening our antitrust laws. Let's dive in!

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