Inaction of Congress may give DC greater budget autonomy

The District of Columbia passed a charter amendment on Tuesday that would give the city more autonomy by granting the nation’s capital the ability to approve its own municipal budget.

It’s probably not surprising D.C. voters would – overwhelmingly – opt for such independence, but it’s not entirely their own to take and Congress may have something to say about it.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Emma Dumain, a reporter for Roll Call where she covers, among other things, oversight of the District of Columbia, to discuss the story.

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