I recently became the Chair of the newly created Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, which has oversight of major DC agencies including those that help tenants, monitor insurance and banking companies, and enforce construction and housing regulations. I’m hitting the ground running. The Subcommittee will be holding its first hearing on October 20 at 9 a.m. If you would like to testify, please follow the instructions at this link.
One of my major focuses is passing a bill I wrote that gives the Office of the Tenant Advocate more power to go after landlords who don’t maintain their properties. If you had to go to a hotel or rent a temporary room due to poor maintenance of your unit, OTA could go after your landlord for those temporary relocation costs.
I will also have the opportunity to move forward several bills that will crack down on vacant properties, an issue on which I hear from Ward 1 residents regularly.
This is one of several new subcommittees created to fill a gap after the recent departure of Councilmember Vincent Orange. Some of the major agencies overseen by the Consumer Affairs Subcommittee are the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, and the Office of the Tenant Advocate.
Resolution from Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau expresses solidarity with Muslims amid escalation in rhetoric by political figures
WASHINGTON – Reacting to an alarming increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric this election season, members of the DC Council unanimously co-introduced a resolution today condemning anti-Muslim bigotry and expressing solidarity with Muslims and all those targeted for their ethnicity, race or religion. The resolution, authored by Ward 1 DC Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau, was inspired in part by the experience of her Jewish ancestors in Europe who faced anti-Semitism....(Read More)
It’s been a busy summer. Over the last several weeks I’ve held community office hours in neighborhoods across the ward and welcomed Ward 1 families and seniors to Ward 1 Day at the Building Museum and at Nationals Park.
But that’s not all! I’ll be holding more community office hours this coming week and later in August. Drop by to meet and chat about neighborhood issues....(Read More)