House weighs blocking D.C. policing bill despite Biden veto threat

“The District is weathering a historic moment in its long, strained relationship with Congress, which is flexing its constitutional power over the nation’s capital at a clip not seen in years. Republicans have long sought to intervene in D.C. affairs, including by restricting how the city can spend money. But it’s far rarer for local D.C. bills to end up on the House or Senate floor. Until the three times this year, a disapproval resolution targeting D.C. legislation had not made it to the House floor since 2015, and Congress had not successfully blocked a D.C. bill in three decades.”

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