FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 Contact: Patrick Mara

May 4, 2015                                                                                                            

DC GOP Statement on H.J. Res. 43  

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 30, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to overturn a DC law for the first time since 1991. The DC Republican Party issued the following statement on the evening vote by members of the House:

DC Republican Party Chairman José Cunningham stated, “Regardless of whether we agree or disagree with a law passed by the District government, that law is the will of our elected leaders. We strongly oppose Congressional intervention in DC’s local laws.”

The District of Columbia Republican Party has provisions in its current Party Platform advocating for budget autonomy and voting rights. The platform will be reviewed and amended, as appropriate, in advance of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Like the platforms of other State Republican Parties and the Republican National Committee, there is a belief that the Federal government should not micromanage local decisions.  

For further information or comments, contact Patrick Mara at

The DC Republican Party Central Committee is made up of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards who are nominated and elected to serve as members.


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