In response to U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz’s (R–UT) announcement that he will not seek re-election, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen issued the following statement:

“This is great news for everyone in DC who was frustrated with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s attempts to block and change local DC laws from his perch in Congress. But it doesn’t change the bigger picture—another congressional representative from somewhere else in America will assume the committee chair and have the same ability to interfere with locally passed laws by locally elected representatives. DC residents will remain committed to stopping congressional meddling and are serious about saying Hands Off DC.”

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