Join Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood on Fridays at noon for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Each week Kojo and Tom help make sense of legislation, hold elected officials accountable and provide in-depth analysis of local issues and elections. The Politics Hour is also a vital forum for Washingtonians to engage directly with their local leaders.
Late last week, the General Services Administration announced it had selected a site in Prince George's County as the new home for the FBI headquarters. This decision didn't sit well with many Virginia elected officials, who were angling to have Fairfax County be the FBI's new home. U.S. Senator Mark Warner tells us why he's calling for an investigation into the selection process. Plus, the federal government once again narrowly avoided a federal shutdown. We ask Sen. Warner what impact these constant shutdown threats are having on the commonwealth's federal workforce.
A new bill introduced in the D.C. Council this week would prevent property owners with histories of housing code violations from renting to tenants. WAMU's Housing and Development reporter Morgan Baskin joins the show to break down the legislation.
As thousands this week rallied on the National Mall in support of Israel, Montgomery County officials are responding to an immigrant rights organization's recent statements about the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. Montgomery County Council Vice Chair Andrew Friedson is in studio with Kojo and Tom to give his thoughts. Plus, new legislation would require public restrooms in the county to supply free menstrual products.
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