Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
House Republicans this week passed legislation banning D.C. from spending its local dollars to fund abortions. This bill goes beyond the Hyde Amendment, a longstanding ban on federal abortion spending which must be renewed by Congress as part of the budget process. We speak to a local pro-choice advocate about what funding restrictions mean for low income women in our region, as well as to a reporter covering Congress.
- Emily Crofoot Treasurer, The DC Abortion Fund
- Cristina Marcos Staff Reporter, The Hill
- Marilyn Musgrave Vice President of Government Affairs, Susan B. Anthony List; Former Congresswoman (R-Colorado).
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