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Statement on Mayor Bowser’s Visit to the White House

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

(Washington, DC) – Today, following a visit to the White House, the Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser released the following statement:

“Today, members of Mayor Bowser’s team – Senior Advisor Beverly Perry, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel Ronald Ross, and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue – met with White House counsel about the backlog of appointments for federal judges. This backlog has become a key public safety matter for the District of Columbia as we work to build a safer, stronger DC, and has prevented the District from making progress on key affordable housing projects. The Mayor decided to accompany her staff in order to show how serious we are about getting judges appointed. During her visit to the White House, the Mayor briefly met with President Trump. In addition to underscoring the need to appoint judges, the Mayor also advocated for building a new Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC.”