Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Proponents of D.C. voting rights visit House Speaker’s home"

"New Republican House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) got another welcome to Washington, D.C., this morning, though not one with the usual amenities. Protesters gathered at his apartment early Thursday to object to a GOP push to ban the city's needle exchange program, curtail abortion funding and weaken the city’s gun laws.

The protest, organized by the voting rights group DC Vote, reflects a new, more aggressive approach to objecting to congressional influence over the city. Last week, nearly a dozen demonstrators were thrown out of a House hearing on an abortion measure after staging a silent protest."

The Hill has more here.

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