D.C. Withdraws Overhaul Of Criminal Code After Biden Rebuke

  • “Withdrawal enables the Council to work on the measure in light of Congressional comments, and to re-transmit it later,” he wrote.
  • Proponents argued that the overhaul improves an outdated system, while critics warned it would embolden wrongdoers by reducing the penalties for certain crimes.
  • Members of the D.C. Council voted to overhaul the century-old criminal code last year. D.C. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoed the criminal code changes, but councilmembers voted to override the veto.
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