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GUSA Senate Passes Legislation on Transportation Options

GUSA Senate Passes Legislation on Transportation Options

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09/16/2019

The GUSA Senate passed two pieces of legislation on transportation, one concerning a discounted Capital Bikeshare Program on campus, and one calling for a new D.C. streetcar in Georgetown at their Sept. 15 meeting.  The District Department of Transportation announced in August that Capital Bikeshare would be offering discounted memberships for students, with an annual…

GUSA Impeaches but Fails to Remove Senator

GUSA Impeaches but Fails to Remove Senator

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08/29/2019

The GUSA Senate failed to remove Sen. Peter Lee Hamilton (COL ’20) at their Aug. 26 meeting. The vote was ten in favor of removal to six against—one vote away from the 11 needed for a two-thirds removal vote. Hamilton had been impeached by a simple majority in the Senate’s Aug. 12 meeting.  The articles…

GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

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06/06/2019

The 14th GUSA Senate set forth its goals for the transition period in an act passed during its June 3 meeting. The legislation was sponsored by Senate transition leadership, Chair Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), Vice-chair Samantha Moreland (COL ’21) and Chair of Ethics and Oversight Leo Teixeira (COL ’21). The goals fell into the main…

GUSA Senate Elects Transition Chairs

GUSA Senate Elects Transition Chairs

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04/18/2019

The GUSA Senate met to to elect Senate transition chairs and determine representatives for the next day’s Constitutional Council Hearing on April 16. The positions included the transition chairs on two committees, Ethics and Oversight and Finance and Appropriations, as well as transition Chair and Vice-chair of the Senate. These positions will oversee the Senate’s…

GUSA Senate Approves Budget

GUSA Senate Approves Budget

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03/26/2019

The GUSA Senate unanimously approved the budget for student organizations and advisory boards at their Mar. 24 meeting. The budget was prepared by the Finance and Appropriations Committee and presented by the chair of the committee, Sen. Hayley Grande (COL ’21). The advisory boards requested $1.3 million in total, while the committee only had $1.09…

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