D.C. budget autonomy bill advances

WASHINGTON (AP/ABC7) - A House committee has advanced D.C.'s Budget Autonomy bill. The move would give the District of Columbia more control over its municipal budget.

The bill was introduced Tuesday night by Rep. Darrell Issa{ }(R-Calif.) The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the bill Wednesday.

The bill would allow the district government to set its own fiscal year and to spend local tax dollars on its own if Congress fails to approve the city budget.