Congress Moves To Block D.C.’s Pro-Criminal Law

  • Republicans in the House and Senate will introduce a joint resolution of disapproval to stop the Washington, D.C., Council’s Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022 from going into effect.
  • The Revised Criminal Code Act, will reduce penalties for certain violent criminal offenses, such as carjackings, homicides, and robberies in the District of Columbia.
  • The bill has to undergo a review period in Congress and each chamber can pass a resolution of disapproval to block the measure.
  • The U.S. Congress has the authority to change, overturn, or impose new laws on the district.
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