district of columbia

June 16, 2021

DC Mayor Inviting to Celebrate the 4th of July in Washington, DC

Washington, DC (STL.News) Yesterday, following President Biden’s announcement about Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall, Mayor Bowser echoed the President’s enthusiasm and called on Americans nationwide to celebrate the holiday in Washington, DC.  The announcement comes just days after DC fully reopened, lifting capacity limits as residents and workers...

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June 15, 2021

DC Mayor Bowser: Big Investments in Bringing Back Jobs

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by community members and business leaders to highlight her robust investments in bringing jobs and business back to DC.  The Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2022 Fair Shot Budget proposal uses the significant federal aid received through the American Rescue Plan to invest more than...

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June 14, 2021

DC Mayor: FairShot Budget Investments to Bring Back Jobs

Washington, DC (STL.News) On Monday, June 14, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will highlight investments in her Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal that spur job growth for residents and ensure the District attracts new, high-growth companies.  The Mayor’s #FairShot FY22 budget proposal includes robust investments in business attraction and retention,...

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June 8, 2021

DC Mayor: $59 Million Investment in Reducing Gun Violence

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by public safety officials and gun violence prevention advocates at the Douglass Community Center to highlight her $59 million investment in reducing gun violence and building safer neighborhoods in the Fiscal Year 2022 Fair Shot Budget proposal.  These investments in Youth Safety and Building...

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June 4, 2021

DC Mayor Bowser Announces Key Appointments

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the following appointments in her Administration: Dr. Christina Grant, Acting Superintendent of Education – Office of the State Superintendent of Education Dr. Christina Grant has extensive experience overseeing the operations and finances of school systems.  She is a seasoned leader and manager with two decades...

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June 3, 2021

DC Mayor Bowser: Upcoming Changes to Walk-Up Vaccination Sites

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health announced upcoming changes to the District’s walk-up vaccination sites, many that go into effect during the last week of June.  As adjustments are made to the public vaccination sites, residents are reminded that the COVID-19 vaccines continue to be free at pharmacies, clinics,...

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June 2, 2021

DC Mayor Bowser: End of Court Oversight of CFSA

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the end of court oversight and monitoring in LaShawn A. v. Bowser, a 31-year-old class action lawsuit filed in 1989 on behalf of children who relied on the District’s foster care system.  A settlement agreement was reached by all parties, and a virtual fairness hearing...

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May 25, 2021

DC Mayor Bowser: $400 Million Investment in HPTF

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser  announced that her supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) will add $150 million to the Housing Production Trust Fund and her proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 22) will feature a record-setting $250 million investment in the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) for...

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May 5, 2021

DC Mayor Bowser Awarded $5 Million Grant for Small Businesses

Washington, DC (STL.News) During Small Business Week, Mayor Muriel Bowser awarded a total of $5.2 million in grants to 13 businesses through the?DC Local Equity, Access, and Preservation Funds (DC LEAF) program.  This investment continues the Bowser Administration’s work to improve food access, create new employment opportunities, and stimulate economic development...

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April 15, 2021

DC Mayor Bowser Statement on the Markup of H.R. 51

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement after the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a markup of the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51), sending it to the House floor for consideration: “As we get ready to celebrate DC Emancipation Day, we are reminded that Washingtonians...

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April 15, 2021

DC Government Services for DC Emancipation Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) On Friday, April 16, 2021, the District Government will observe DC Emancipation Day.  While some services will be affected, many District employees will continue serving to maintain essential District operations. WHAT’S OPEN ON FRIDAY, APRIL 16 The District’s Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center will be operational....

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April 14, 2021

DC Mayor: Federal Assistance for COVID-19-Related Funeral Costs

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Bowser Administration is highlighting a new federal assistance program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that provides financial assistance to individuals nationwide who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. Funding for the program comes through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021...

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