We Are DC

A snapshot of the lives of the 670,000 residents of the District of Columbia.

Congressional Intervention in District of Columbia Local Affairs

A brief outline of Congressional authority over the District of Columbia and the impact that it has on the residents of DC. Congress reviews all DC legislation before it can become law. Congress can modify or even overturn such legislation. It can impose new and unwanted laws on the District. And, it retains authority over the District’s local budget, most of which is funded only by taxes levied by the District on its residents