Thursday, November 04, 2004

D.C. Council Panels Back Stadium Plan

Proposal Moves Ahead On 3-2 Committee Votes
By David Nakamura

The Washington Post
November 4, 2004

Two sharply divided D.C. Council committees approved legislation to build a baseball stadium with public funds yesterday, setting up a vote by the full 13-member council next week.

During separate meetings that included roughly three hours of heated debate, the Committee on Finance and Revenue and the Committee on Economic Development each approved the bill by a vote of 3 to 2. Council member Kevin P. Chavous (D-Ward 7) serves on both committees and for the first time indicated his support for the legislation.

At one point, council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), chairman of the finance committee, used an expletive while discussing one of the 20 amendments offered by David A. Catania (I-At Large), who opposes the measure.

More than two dozen amendments were offered by council members, but only two minor ones were adopted.

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