DC Leaders to Talk License Plates with White House
WASHINGTON — Two District of Columbia leaders are heading to the White House to talk about the possibility of President Barack Obama putting the city’s “Taxation Without Representation” license plates on his official vehicle.
The city created the license plate in 2000 to call attention to its lack of a voting member of Congress. President Bill Clinton put the tags on his presidential limousine, but his successors have declined to do so.
This week, the D.C. Council passed an emergency resolution asking Obama to start using the tag in time for the inaugural parade. Now, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Mary Cheh will meet Friday with White House intergovernmental affairs staff.
Cheh has requested a plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles that Obama could use on the limo.
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