Councilmember Robert White Mobilizes Medical Community in Fight Against Gun Violence with new Firearm Injury Prevention Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (March 21, 2024) –Today, Councilmember White introduced the Firearm Injury Prevention Amendment Act to protect more District residents from experiencing gun violence. This bill will require medical professionals renewing their license in DC to take continuing education courses on gun violence prevention and intervention. They will learn how to have a conversation with […]

Councilmembers Allen and White Introduce Legislation to Ensure Safe School Environments for Students with Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Today, At-Large Councilmember Robert White and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen are introducing legislation to ensure that DC students with epilepsy and other seizure disorders are guaranteed safe and supportive learning environments and have access to necessary care and medication in school settings. The Seizure-Safe Schools Amendment Act of 2023 would: “When Oliver reached out […]

Councilmember Robert White Announces Crime Response Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (October 5, 2023) – In response to the crisis of violence District residents are experiencing, today Councilmember Robert White introduced the Whole Government Response to Crime Act of 2023. This crime response bill is the first in a series of public safety bills Councilmember White plans to put forward in the coming months. […]

Councilmember Robert White Secures Budget Funding to Tackle Crime and Homelessness with Free Master’s in Social Work Program

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, DC (May 3, 2023) – Last week, the Committee on Housing approved a proposed budget for FY2024 that funds the Pathways to Behavioral Health Degrees Act. Councilmember Robert White introduced this legislation to expand the local pipeline of behavioral health professionals in response to the extensively reported shortage in case workers needed […]

Councilmember Robert White Introduces bill to Increase Number of Social Workers of Color and Fill Gaps in Social Worker Pipeline

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2023) – Today Councilmember Robert White introduced the Social Work License Modernization Amendment Act of 2023 to tackle the District’s social worker shortage and remove unnecessary barriers to licensure. This bill would end the exam requirement for Licensed Social Work Associates and Licensed Graduate Social Workers and create […]

As DC Council designates April as Financial Literacy Month, Councilmember Robert White Introduces Bill to Provide Financial Literacy Program for DCPS 11th and 12th Graders

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, DC (April 12, 2023) – Today Councilmember Robert White introduced the Financial Literacy Education in Schools Amendment Act of 2023, which would create a financial literacy program for DC Public Schools (DCPS) high school students. This bill requires DCPS to develop a financial literacy course as an elective for DCPS 11th […]

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