DC Vote Blasts House Oversight Chairman James Comer’s (R-KY) Anti-Democratic Joint Resolution

January 13th, 2023

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – Yesterday, newly-minted House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer of Kentucky joined some of his colleagues like Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia who are unhealthily obsessed with DC governance to strike down a Washington, DC law that would expand democracy. The Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022 would give DC residents the right to cast their ballots in local races beginning in 2024, regardless of their status as immigrants. This law would not allow participation in Federal elections. In light of the latest attack on not only Washington, DC’s self-determination but on voting rights, DC Vote’s communications director Patrice Snow released the following statement:

“We knew the hostility and anger toward Washington, DC and our 700,000 tax paying residents would increase this year with the new make-up of Congress but we didn’t expect it so soon. The irony that this group of House members co-sponsoring this anti-democratic, anti-freedom to vote joint resolution could barely get through their first week of governance without coming to physical blows on the House floor when simply choosing a Speaker is laughable and sad. Congress should concern itself less with how the people of Washington, DC governs ourselves and more with their home districts and the business of the people they supposedly represent. The people of DC have chosen who we want to write our laws and none of them live in Kentucky, Arizona or Georgia. Sixteen other jurisdictions have implemented this expansion of voting rights and none of them have been subject to unjust meddling by Congress. This practice of interference must stop. DC Statehood will end it once and for all.”