District or state?
To ensure the District is properly funded, H.R. 1196, the District of Columbia Local Funds Continuation Act, would allow city spending to occur based on the previous year's federal appropriation in the event Congress does not approve a new budget. Then, H.R. 345, the District of Columbia Budget Autonomy Act of 2013, was sponsored to completely separate D.C.'s financial management from Congressional oversight. If enacted, H.R. 603, the District of Columbia District Attorney Establishment Act of 2013, would establish a District Attorney office with exclusive authority over D.C.'s local laws. And H.R. 2321, the District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, would grant the Mayor of D.C. the same authority over the D.C. National Guard that state governors have. Each proposal was sponsored by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in the current Congress.