The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 15, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood talk with D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells and Maryland Del. Neil Parrott.

The chairman of the D.C. Council shakes up the Wilson Building with new committee assignments. Maryland politicians sabre-rattle over repealing the state's new "Dream Act" law. And Virginia's governor rolls out a plan to cut federal transportation funds for the Commonwealth. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.


Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Jim Vance

Anchor, NBC 4

Tommy Wells

Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 6); Chairman, Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation

Neil Parrott

Member, Maryland House of Delegates (R-District 2B - Washington County)

Politics Hour Extra

"We need a strong chair that can operate our government in a way that restores and feels good confidence to the people we govern," said D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells after D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown's re-shuffling of committee chair assignments earlier this week:

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells talks about his conversation with Council Chair Kwame Brown about his committee chairmanship re-assignment:

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