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Statement on the Passing of H.J. Res 27 by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Monday, February 13, 2017

Today, Mayor Bowser released the following statement on the passing of H.J. Res 27 by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee:
 
“I am disappointed at the egregious action taken by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. In passing H.J. Res 27, the House Oversight Committee, led by Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, has sent a signal to DC residents that Congress has zero respect or concern for their will or the will of their elected officials. This is yet another attempt by this House committee to trample the autonomy of the DC Government and undermine our local control granted through Home Rule. I thank the members of the committee who voted against the legislation in defense of our democracy. I urge Chairman Chaffetz to allow DC officials to govern DC - and focus on the more pressing issues facing our country. Just as he continues to look out for the self determination of the residents of Utah, I'd expect the Chairman to let us be governed according to our DC values.”