DC mayor, representative to Trump: Leave us alone

July 10, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia’s representative in Congress says President Donald Trump hasn’t paid a lot of attention to her city and she’s hoping he won’t.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the city’s nonvoting representative, made the statement Monday as part of an annual news conference with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser to decry what they see as lawmakers’ meddling in the city’s affairs.

The Washington Post reports that Bowser and Norton, who are both Democrats, are fighting efforts to block city laws that govern legal marijuana, firearms, assisted suicide and abortion for low-income women.

Under Trump’s budget proposal, the city would be barred from spending its own tax dollars to implement its assisted-suicide law. A congressional subcommittee with jurisdiction over the city will meet Thursday to discuss its budget bill.


Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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