Statement on DC Budget Autonomy

Charles Allen issued the following statement regarding today's GAO report on DC Budget Autonomy: 

"I am extremely disappointed in today's GAO opinion that undermines the will and intent of the voters of the District of Columbia.

In April 2013, DC voters overwhelmingly approved a Charter Amendment to free the District from the federal appropriations process and give our local government control of our own local budget. Congress has shown little leadership in solving its own problems and stalemates, and seems determined to drag the District and our budget into every partisan fight.

As District residents, we deserve the right to decide how to spend our own tax dollars."

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