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DC leaders chide Biden support of GOP-led resolution to block crime bill

March 3, 2023

Several District of Columbia elected officials reacted quickly and critically to President Joe Biden after he said he would sign a Republican-led resolution that would block D.C.’s revision of criminal sentencing laws from taking effect.

In doing so, President Biden would be allowing Congress to nullify D.C’s laws for the first time in more than three decades.

D.C. congressional Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton called Biden’s decision “a sad day for D.C. home rule and D.C. residents’ right to self-governance.”

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