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Gutted Noise Bill Passes 9-4: Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.‘s pro-union amendment passed and the full bill both passed 9-4. Original bill sponsors Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh both voted against in both cases, along with David Catania and Carol Schwartz. Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, though both in support of the union position, denounced in strong terms labor’s targeting their colleagues. Barry said he was “very upset with my friends in the labor movement”; Gray said he was “offended and disappointed to see what happened” to Kwame Brown and Yvette Alexander.