DC Council Scorecard

Bills

Paid Leave Benefit Protection link

Protects the paid family and medical leave benefit payments to District workers who also have short-term disability insurance plans.

Status:

Passed May 4, 2021

JUFJCF Position:

Support

Final vote

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Halt the Building of a Halfway House link

Allows the city to take over a plot of land through eminent domain that was slated to be turned into a men's halfway house for returning citizens.

Status:

Failed April 6, 2021

JUFJCF Position:

Oppose

Final vote

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Phil Mendelson (Chairman)
Vincent C. Gray (Ward 7)
Anita Bonds (At-Large)
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Weaken Tenant Protections link

Would have weakened tenant protections, making housing more unstable for individuals and families, and allow landlords to raise rents on vacant units, which will make the housing market more unstable.

Status:

Failed April 6, 2021

JUFJCF Position:

Oppose

Final vote

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Increase Taxes on Millionaires link

Funds permanent housing for formerly unhoused residents, compensation increases for early childhood educators, and aid to low-income families by increasing income taxes on the highest paid DC residents.

Status:

Passed July 20, 2021

JUFJCF Position:

Support

Final vote

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COVID Relief Funds link

Would have funded support for unemployed people and those excluded from federal COVID relief and provided hero pay for essential workers

Status:

Failed July 20, 2021

JUFJCF Position:

Support

Final vote

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Brianne K. Nadeau (Ward 1)
Janeese Lewis George (Ward 4)
Elissa Silverman (At-Large)
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Encampments Protection link

Would have suspended the clearings of encampments of unhoused DC residents until at least the end of hypothermia season and established minimum public health and safety requirements for some of the encampments as residents continue to wait for permanent housing.

Status:

Failed December 21, 2021

JUFJCF Position:

Support

Final vote

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Seal Eviction Records link

Seals the eviction records immediately in situations where the landlord lost the eviction case or withdrew their claim. All other eviction records will be sealed after three years.

Status:

Passed March 1, 2022

JUFJCF Position:

Support

Final vote

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Remove Police from DC Schools link

Maintains the DC Council's plan from 2021 to remove police from District schools through 2025.

Status:

Passed May 10, 2022

JUFJCF Position:

Support

Final vote

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Penalize Drivers for Poverty link

Would have significantly watered down the Clean Hands legislation, which reforms the District’s traffic fines and fees system so poor people don’t lose their licenses for not being able to pay fines.

Status:

Failed July 11, 2022

JUFJCF Position:

Oppose

Final vote

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Brooke Pinto (Ward 2)
Mary Cheh (Ward 3)
Charles Allen (Ward 6)
Christina Henderson (At-Large)
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