Senate Wants to Play More Games With DC’s Autonomy Through Zombie Legislation

May 12th, 2023

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – Ohio Senator JD Vance has announced he will introduce the disapproval resolution in the Senate to overturn DC’s Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022. In light of this harmful development, DC Vote’s Patrice Snow released the following statement:

“This companion disapproval resolution to what was passed in the House in April to overturn lawfully passed police reform legislation is not only a violation of the autonomy and self-rule of the 700,000 residents of DC, but it’s too little too late. Simply put, the sixty day window to undemocratically reverse the original legislation has expired so Senator Vance’s bill carries no weight. It is nothing more than an opportunity to play political games. Yet again, Senator Vance and some of his colleagues are using the people of DC to send a message rather than representing the interests of their constiuents on Capitol Hill.”