For Immediate Release
December 18, 2015

Contact:  Keenan Austin
(202) 724-8105


Grosso Condemns Congressional Meddling in Omnibus Budget Bill

Washington, DC -- Today, Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) issued the following statement on the omnibus spending bill to prevent a federal government shutdown:

“It is disappointing that once again the District of Columbia loses at the hands of political gamesmanship in Congress.  Congressional leadership has wrongly interfered with D.C.’s ability to govern itself by attacking the rights of women and families to make their own decisions about pregnancy and blocking the local elected officials from deciding our own drug laws including the legalization of marijuana,” said Grosso.

“It is past time for Congress to stop treating D.C. as a petri dish for members' ideas, and allow the residents to have self determination.”