Senate passes bill allowing DC treasurer to act as city’s CFO

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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced H.R. 1246, which amended the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to allow the D.C. treasurer to serve as acting CFO for the city if there is a vacancy because of death, resignation or the CFO is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the position.

The bill also allows the D.C. mayor to select an alternative to the treasurer if necessary, but limits the acting CFO to serve no more than 210 days.

The House passed the bill Monday on a voice vote, while the Senate passed the bill without debate by unanimous consent on Thursday. The bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

The Senate also approved several military nominations before adjourning for the weekend.