Councilmember McDuffie Introduces Cardiac Planning and Response “CPR” Amendment Act of 2023

For Release: Monday, November 13, 2023  Contact: Jose C. Sousa, 202-286-8542, jsousa@dccouncil.gov Today, At-Large Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie introduced the Cardiac Planning and Response “CPR” Amendment Act of 2023, along with Councilmembers Brianne K. Nadeau, Charles Allen, Anita Bonds, Janeese Lewis George, Robert White, Jr., Zachary Parker, Matthew Frumin, and Brooke Pinto. The proposed bill would enhance the prior law by requiring schools to develop an evidence-based cardiac emergency response plan (“CERP”) to respond to incidents involving an individual experiencing cardiac arrest or a similar life-threatening emergency while on school grounds. It would also require middle and high schools with…
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Councilmember McDuffie Releases Committee on Business and Economic Development FY22 Budget Report

Councilmember McDuffie Releases Committee on Business and Economic Development FY22 Budget Report

Prioritizes addressing the District’s racial wealth gap, tackling systemic barriers to access capital and supporting workers & small businesses most impacted by the pandemic For Release: Thursday, July 1, 2021 Contact: Malcom Fox, 202-227-1701, mfox@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, the Committee on Business and Economic Development released its FY22 Budget report. Chairman Kenyan McDuffie prioritized funding programs that would reduce the District’s stark racial wealth gap, address gaps in access to capital for socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs and provide financial relief for workers and small businesses in industries that have been the most impacted by this pandemic. “The Committee’s budget dollars…
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McDuffie Offers Provision to Define Police Use-of-Force Measures

McDuffie Offers Provision to Define Police Use-of-Force Measures

McDuffie Offers Provision to Define Police Use-of-Force Measures The new language requires consideration of whether the person had a deadly weapon and if the police attempted de-escalation tactics Washington, D.C. – In light of the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and countless more black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, the District of Columbia Council is expected to take up emergency legislation on June 9, 2020. Councilmember McDuffie has drafted a provision he hopes to include that would establish when the use of force or use of deadly force by a police officer may be justifiable…
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McDuffie’s Legislative Language Requiring Utilities Enter into Payment Plans with Residents Included in Latest COVID-19 Response Bill

McDuffie’s Legislative Language Requiring Utilities Enter into Payment Plans with Residents Included in Latest COVID-19 Response Bill

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie's Legislative Language Requiring Utilities Enter into Payment Plans with Residents Included in Latest COVID-19 Response Bill Payment programs are required to be offered during the public health emergency and a period after that, depending on the utility Washington, DC – Today, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed the latest in a series of bills in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 and Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020. Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair Pro Tempore and Chair of the Council Committee on Business…
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McDuffie Introduces Bill to Help Long-Term Businesses Stay in DC.

McDuffie Introduces Bill to Help Long-Term Businesses Stay in DC.

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Bill to Help Long-Term Businesses Stay in DC The ‘Affordable PLACE Act’ seeks to address the problem of long-term local businesses – many owned and operated by people of color – from being priced out of DC. The legislation would create a ‘Legacy Business’ certification, provide for grants and tax abatements to legacy businesses and/or landlords Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development introduced the Protecting Local Area Commercial Enterprises (P.L.A.C.E.) Amendment Act of 2019 or the ‘Affordable PLACE Act’ [B23-432]. The bill supports both…
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McDuffie Introduces Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) and First Source Bill to Address Transparency, Accountability, and Compliance

McDuffie Introduces Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) and First Source Bill to Address Transparency, Accountability, and Compliance

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) and First Source Bill to Address Transparency, Accountability, and Compliance Legislation would create an independent Chief Compliance Officer Councilmember McDuffie: “When it comes to compliance, the CBE program is broken.” Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development, introduced the Independent Compliance Office Establishment Act of 2019 [B23-471]. The legislation would create a new independent Office of the Chief Compliance Officer which would have purview of certification and enforcement over the Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) program and First Source employment program. Those…
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McDuffie Introduces Legislation to Create a Racial Equity Tool for D.C.

McDuffie Introduces Legislation to Create a Racial Equity Tool for D.C.

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Legislation to Create a Racial Equity Tool for D.C. Each D.C. Government Agency Would be Required to Use the Racial Equity Tool in Agency Performance Plans by Fiscal Year 2020 Legislation Also Requires D.C. Government to Provide Racial Equity Training for All Employees Washington, D.C. – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie introduced the Racial Equity Achieves Results Act of 2019 [B23-0038]. The legislation operationalizes racial equity in the District by requiring the Office of Budget and Planning to design and implement a racial equity tool, beginning in fiscal year 2020. Further, it requires the Mayor…
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McDuffie Leads Council Action to Take W Street Trash Transfer Station by Eminent Domain

McDuffie Leads Council Action to Take W Street Trash Transfer Station by Eminent Domain

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Leads Council Action to Take W Street Trash Transfer Station by Eminent Domain Represents Next Step in McDuffie’s Multi-Year Fight for Environment Justice in Brentwood Neighborhood Legislation Approves Plan to Transform Site into a District Government Facility Washington, DC – With passage today of the Warehousing and Storage Eminent Domain Authority Emergency Act of 2018, the Council of the District of Columbia took a major step toward closing the W Street Trash Transfer Station, located at the corner of Brentwood Parkway NE and W Street NE. Since taking office in 2012, Councilmember McDuffie has been working…
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McDuffie Introduces Bills to Invest in Communities and Address Root Causes of Crime

        Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Bills to: Create a new D.C. Center for Firearm Violence Prevention Research Create a new H.O.P.E. Fund to Inject Resources into Targeted Communities Direct Currency and Property Received by Police to Fund Violence Prevention and Intervention Initiatives Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development, introduced three pieces of legislation in response to recent incidents of gun violence in the District of Columbia. The bills underscore Councilmember McDuffie’s call for a heightened sense of urgency and that the District of Columbia must…
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McDuffie and CARECEN Statement in Advance of Hearing on Temporary Protected Status and DACA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Abel Núñez, CARECEN 202-328-9799 x202 Nolan Treadway, CM McDuffie’s Office 202-445-0361 Washington, DC – Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on PR 22-448, the “Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect Dreamers Resolution of 2017,” and PR 22-525, the “Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect Temporary Protected Status Resolution of 2017.” Both resolutions call on Congress to extend protections for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as well as for the 350,000 beneficiaries of Temporary Protected…
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