Press Release: In Response to Public Letter From Councilmember Robert White, Office of Risk Management Withdraws Insurance Increase Proposal Opposed by District Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2022) – After months of advocacy on behalf of small business owners and the District’s hospitality industry, and on the heels of Councilmember White’s letter last week to the Office of Risk Management (ORM), Director Jed Ross informed Councilmember White last night that the Administration will drop the proposal to require […]

Letter to Director Ross at The Office of Risk Management (ORM)

September 8th, 2022 Mr. Jedd RossDirector/Chief Risk OfficerOffice of Risk Management441 4th St NWWashington, DC 20001 Dear Director Ross: I am writing you concerning the substantial increase in insurance requirements for outdoor eateries. The Office of Risk Management (“ORM”) has announced new insurance requirements that the business community is describing as untenable. These new insurance […]

Statement: Status of DGS & DCPS Back To School Readiness

Yesterday morning, I and several of my Council colleagues met with leaders of DC Public Schools (DCPS) and of the Department of General Services (DGS), which is responsible for DCPS facilities maintenance. We all know that every student and staff member deserves a school that is comfortable, safe, and conducive to learning, and I have consistently […]

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 […]

Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Amendment Act of 2022

Today, I introduced and the Council passed a resolution commemorating March as Women’s History Month and acknowledging the accomplishments of women in the District of Columbia. In the District, 52.6% of residents identify as women. Our city is home to a rich and exciting history filled with the exceptional contributions of women across a variety […]

Marion Barry Day: A Celebration of DC’s Transformative Leader

“In Washington, DC, over my sixteen years as Mayor, as well as after my sixteen years, over 100,000 young people got jobs, and we put thousands of families in new housing. We put it in the budget and made it a priority for these youth and their families. We wanted to make sure we had […]