District Digest: D.C. budgets and bully pulpits

D.C. Voucher program gets another year. The House Appropriations Committee voted this Wednesday to reauthorize the use of federal funds for a controversial D.C. school vouchers program. The President initially opposed continuing federal funding for the program, but… Read More

Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks at Georgetown: “The fight is on, bring it on.”

Although she opened her speech quietly and in a strained voice Monday night in Georgetown University’s ICC Auditorium, Eleanor Holmes Norton was soon speaking loudly and passionately about the defining issue of her nine Congressional terms: voting rights… Read More

Voice‘s On-Campus Choices: The spirit of service

28th Installment of ‘Better know a District’, yours! D.C. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton will be speaking Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the ICC Auditorium. Hosted by the GU College Democrats, Representative Norton will be speaking… Read More

Congressmen introduce “D.C. Defense of Marriage” bill

Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla., left) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio,right), totally more qualified to make laws for D.C. than people elected by D.C. residents Just a few weeks after the D.C. Council almost unanimously passed a bill recognizing… Read More

In Congress, D.C. slouching toward suffrage

Somebody get this Congresswoman a megaphone … and a full-floor vote District citizens troubled by the irony of living in the nation’s capital without much representation to speak of themselves may soon get a break. The Joe Liberman-sponsored… Read More

Oh wait, that was yesterday? D.C. elections roundup.

Four more years! 228,062 people, or 53.44 percent of registered D.C. voters, flooded the polls yesterday for the Nov. 4th general elections, and the D.C. Board of Election & Ethics handled them with less difficulty than we expected…. Read More