DC Vote Statement on FY22 Spending Bill

March 9th, 2022

Patrice Snow
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On the heels of the final FY22 spending bill released today, DC Vote’s Communications Director Patrice Snow released the following statement:

“The $1.5 trillion, 2,741 page spending bill released by Congress this morning includes spending riders where the citizens of Washington, DC will not have control over issues like reproductive choice and legalizing marijuana. Yet again, we are being used as pawns in a dangerous political game where the taxpaying residents of the District are trapped in an untenable legal and political situation, unable to have control over social and economic issues that have a direct impact on Washington, DC. And it’s all because of the lack of Statehood.”