From authoring the Minimum Wage Amendment Act which lifts pay to $11.50 per hour by 2016; to the Sick & Safe Leave Act, which protects and provides paid leave for tipped workers, Vincent's making DC one of the best cities for employment in the nation.
With affordable housing getting harder to secure in the District, Vincent's introduction of the DC Affordable Housing Act develops a ten-year, $1 billion dollar affordable housing plan to keep housing affordable for lower income residents, senior citizens, and the homeless.
A pioneer for real school reform, Vincent championed the creation of McKinley Technology High School. Passage of his Early Childhood Education Act assures all 3 and 4 year-olds are equipped for kindergarten; and students entering 4th grade understand math and can read independently.
Small businesses drive the District’s economy. Vincent continues to advocate for the current law, stating that all District agencies must spend 50% of their expendable budgets within the local small business community; as well as DC's Certified Business Enterprises (CBE) Program.
Access to affordable healthcare is a basic right that Vincent continues to advocate for. His Telehealth Bill provides for health insurance coverage for Telehealth services, so medically underserved District residents can have better access to professional health care services.
Vincent's Returning Citizens Act assists the Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (ORCA) with $10M in funding for business development programs for citizens returning from incarceration, which will assist in funding businesses owned, operated, or managed by returning citizens.
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As an At-large Councilmember, Vincent has the pleasure of representing all of Washington, DC. Check out the gallery to see Vincent interacting with DC's residents and businesses.