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Councilmember Robert White is an At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia. A proud native Washingtonian, Robert works each day to build a city that is diverse, compassionate, and inclusive so all residents have an opportunity to thrive.
His legislative agenda focuses on providing all of our city’s residents full access to the foundations of economic progress—education, affordable housing, and jobs—and to the foundations of democracy—voting rights and equal treatment under the law.
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In his role on the Council, Robert brings a strong commitment to equity and social justice to public service, working to ensure that all Washingtonians get an opportunity to thrive. His legislative agenda focuses on providing citizens access to the foundations of economic progress—education, affordable housing, and jobs—and to the foundations of democracy—voting rights and equal treatment under the law.
Press Release: Councilmember Robert White Addresses 30% of Teachers Leaving with Bill to Retain Educators
For immediate release: WASHINGTON, DC (March 15, 2023) – Today Councilmember Robert White introduced the Educator Retention for Student Success Act of 2023 to keep good teachers in DC Public School (DCPS) classrooms. Last week, the Office of the State
Statement: With ERAP Funds Depleted, Councilmember Robert White Urges Boost in Safety Net for Renters and More Affordable Housing
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds are expected to run out in May, and applications will close today. There are still seven months left in this fiscal year, and residents’ need
Councilmember Robert White Introduces Pride Plates Amendment Act of 2023
New proposed LGBTQ+ Pride license plates would fund Office of LGBTQ Affairs For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, DC (March 8, 2023) – Today, Councilmember Robert White reintroduced the Pride Plates Amendment Act of 2023 which creates a special purpose fund to
Statement: Councilmember Robert White Condemns Federal Infringement on District Home Rule
Yesterday, President Biden announced that he will not veto a disapproval resolution that would forbid the District from implementing criminal code reforms passed unanimously by the DC Council. This is a serious attack on DC’s right to home rule and