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FY 2019 CAFR Highlights the Strength and Resiliency of DC’s Economy

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January 31, 2020

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Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt released the Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The 2019 CAFR marks the District’s 23rd consecutive clean audit opinion and the fifth consecutive year of the audit finding no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies.

“In 2020, DC’s economy is stronger and more resilient than ever,” said Mayor Bowser. “A year ago, we were calculating the economic impacts of the longest federal government shutdown in our nation’s history. Today, we have 60 days of cash reserves, a AAA bond rating, and one of the strongest economies in the nation. And the historic strength of our economy is reflected in the historic investments we’re making across all eight wards – from more affordable housing, to new child care seats, to investments in keeping residents safe and reducing crime. We are proud of our city’s progress, grateful for the commitment of our taxpayers, and ready and eager to continue giving more Washingtonians a fair shot at pathways to the middle class.”