DC Vote Calls on Congress To Uphold Local Autonomy In Upcoming Budget

February 18th, 2022

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – Last night, Congressional lawmakers passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that included spending riders directly affecting Washington, DC. Patrice Snow, DC Vote’s Communications Director, released the following statement afterwards:

“The continuing resolution passed last night includes budget riders, in place for decades, which trample on the freedom of the people of Washington to govern ourselves. Washingtonians, like all Americans, should have the freedom to determine how we use local funds and the laws under which we live. The House-passed budget resolution fully respects the people of DC and the Senate should follow suit.” Snow said.

Snow continued, “Members of Congress have spent more than 200 years using oppression of the people of DC to score cheap political points at home. Interference by random members of Congress who don’t represent, understand, or maybe even look down upon the citizens of Washington, DC will continue until the District is recognized as the Union’s 51st state. Senators from Kentucky and Texas and South Carolina should have no authority on how Washington, DC spends their money.”