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Statement from Councilmember Allen on Federal Interference in the District of Columbia

The following statement is from Councilmember Charles Allen: 

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Chairman Mendelson and Councilmember Allen statement on February revenue estimates and fare-free bus funding

Today, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) released the following statement regarding the February 2023 Revenue estimates and their effect on the Fare-Free Bus Program.

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Ward 6 Update: 2-26-23

We're about a month out from the official start of the District's budget season. As a top item below, I'm sharing my letter to the Mayor with several of my budget recommendations for Ward 6, the entire city, and a few specific to the Committee on Transportation and the Environment that I'm now chairing.

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Councilmember Allen's FY24 Budget Priorities Letter

The following letter was sent by Councilmember Charles Allen to Mayor Muriel Bowser as she formulates her FY24 budget recommendations that will be released in late March, kickstarting the District's annual budget process.

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Press Release: Just in Time! DC’s Monthly Basic Income Program Begins as Federal Pandemic SNAP Benefits Lessen for DC Families

Eligible Residents Must File Taxes to Be Automatically Enrolled and Receive New Monthly

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Ward 6 Update: 2-10-23

Last weekend, I had the pleasure to join neighbors at Westminster's Black History Month program and then later to join a tour at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum to mark Rosa Parks birthday, now celebrated with a push to achieve greater transit equity. 

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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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