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First man convicted under DC revenge porn law

Tuesday, 09 May, 2017
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh said on Wednesday, “They really want to injure somebody and this really does injure them." Up until the councilwoman proposed the bill, Cheh says there was really no recourse. ... more >

D.C. Council poised to block Bowser’s backyard chicken ban

Friday, 05 May, 2017
“It’s just so absurd that it almost makes your jaw drop,” said Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), expressing astonishment that large sections of Bowser’s 2018 Budget Support Act were devoted to what she considered quixotic animal regulations.... more >

Man Convicted Under D.C.’s Revenge Porn Law For The First Time

Wednesday, 19 April, 2017
Under D.C.'s image exploitation law, which was introduced by Ward 3's Mary Cheh...the publication of a sexual image of another person without their permission was formally criminalized in 2014.... more >

More LED streetlights to brighten DC, but some are wary

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017
The benefits of the LEDs include energy savings and better lighting in areas where police or neighbors hope to deter crime. “The problem is, we’re discovering that certain kinds of LED lighting have their own negatives,” Cheh said.... more >
Sep 25

Transportation & the Environment Public Hearing

The Committee on Transportation & the Environment will hold a Public Hearing on the following Legislation: B22-124, the DC Circulator Tech-Friendly Feasibility Study Act of 2017 B22-175, the Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2017 B22-181, the Proper Planning for Future Growth Amendment Act of 2017 B22-351, the Daytime School Parking Zone Amendment Act of 2017... more >
Aug 1

Media Advisory: Cheh to begin 11th Annual School Readiness Tour

School funding and overcrowding in Ward 3 schools will be a focus of this year’s tour BACKGROUND: Councilmember Cheh has conducted Schools Readiness Tours since her first year in office and every year thereafter. The purpose of these visits is to see how schools are preparing for the school year and to identify what schools need – from missing books to broken air conditioners. This year’s tours will focus on overcrowding in Ward 3 and funding concerns at Wilson High School. After these visits, Councilmember Cheh asks the Department of General Services and other agencies to provide whatever is necessary so that Ward 3 schools have everything that is needed before school begins on August 21st. ... more >
Jul 17

Statement on amendment seeking repeal of the District’s Death with Dignity Law

“Yet again, Congress has proven that its members are incapable of respecting the principle of autonomy –the autonomy of our locally-elected government and the bodily autonomy of our residents...... more >
Jun 14

T&E Committee Votes to Release Closed DGS Hearing Record

Independent of the Committee, Councilmember Cheh has released her findings and recommendations based upon the record.

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