Statement: Councilmember Robert White Introduces Three Bills to Expand Abortion Access

As the U.S. Supreme Court finalizes its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which will likely overturn the legal right to abortion, the question is whether state and local governments will respond by increasing access to healthcare and civil liberties, or further restrict them. In the District, my fellow Councilmembers and I are determined […]

Statement: Committee on Government Operations and Facilities Markup, May 19, 2022

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 I am proud to have introduced these needed bills, along with several of my Council […]

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 Government Operations and Facilities, announced today that he expects to hold a hearing July 14, […]

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 to comply with net zero energy design principles. Each building project will be designed to […]