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Assault on D.C.

Wi Editorial Staff | 2/3/2011, 10:07 a.m.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton wants District residents to know that the new Republican lead House of Representatives are beginning to chip away at the District's Home Rule power. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wants to revive school vouchers, which D.C. lawmakers oppose; and he wants to eliminate the District's ability to spend its own money on legal abortions and a needle exchange program. Regardless of the issues,

Congress should not begin meddling again in District affairs. District residents should be prepared to let Rep. Boehner and his colleagues know that democratic society includes those who live in the nation's capital.