Congress votes to override D.C.'s 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia's governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And D.C., Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.
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- Michael Rosenwald Local Reporter for The Washington Post
- Mary Engle Associate Director, Division of Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission
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