Government Operations

Councilmember White is happy to be part of the government operations committee where he will have the opportunity to create ways to better serve you as a government official. This council period, Councilmember White introduced and co-introduced the following:

  • Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2017 - This bill would eliminate the perception of a pay-to-play culture of corruption existing in DC politics and government contracting by requiring that contractors who have, or are bidding on, significant contracts with the District are barred from making contributions to any elected official or candidate who could be involved in the contract approval process. 
  • Commission on African American History and Culture Establishment Act of 2017  - this bill establishes a Commission on African American History and Culture in the Mayor's Office on African American Affairs (Commission). Among other things, the Commission's duties are as follows: educate District residents and visitors on the significance of the African American experience in the District, cooperate with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to develop materials that support the teaching of African American history in District public and charter schools, and provide grants that provide for African American historic preservation and public programming projects in the District.