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.
Today, the Committee on Government Operations and Facilities, which I chair, reviewed and voted on three bills: B24-0215, the Sexual Harassment Data Collection and Reporting Act B24-0229, the Human Rights Enhancement Amendment Act B24-0174, the Procurement Agencies Alignment Amendment Act
Councilmember Robert White Sets Committee Hearing on Abortion Access Measures, Encourages Colleagues to Join him in Advancing Additional Reproductive Justice Reforms
WASHINGTON, DC (May 16, 2022) – The devastating draft Supreme Court decision on abortion, and the potential additional damage to civil liberties for which it lays the foundation, demand a rapid response. Councilmember Robert White, who chairs the Committee on
CM Robert White Positions DC as Net Zero Emissions Construction Leader with Introduction of Transformative ‘Greener Government Buildings Amendment Act of 2022’
Today, Councilmember Robert White introduced legislation to accelerate the District of Columbia’s efforts to meet its energy conservation and emission reduction goals. The Greener Government Buildings Amendment Act of 2022 would require all major new or substantially improved government buildings
Councilmember Robert White Calls on Mayor to Secure Funding For a New DC Jail in Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
Citing the need to reduce recidivism, improve public safety, and bring equity to our criminal justice system, Councilmember Robert White called for new approaches to detention, starting with the construction of a new DC Jail with facilities that promote education,